Identification of Requirements for Distribution Management Systems in the Smart Grid Context.

Michel M.N. Rezkalla, Kai Heussen, Mattia Marinelli, Junjie Hu, Henrik W. Bindner

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The integration of significant volumes of distributed and renewable energy resources directly connected to the distribution network raises new requirement to maintain and operate the power system in secure state. Thus the Distribution Management System (DMS) needs to be updated and integrated with new functionality to provide effective support for the operators. The DMS is a control center solution that provides the needed functionality for the management of medium and low voltage distribution networks. This paper aims to provide an overview of the main functions present in today´s DMS platforms and to identify the new requirements to better serve in a smart grid context.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 50th International Universities Power Engineering Conference (UPEC 2015)
Publication date2015
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Event50th International Universities Power Engineering Conference - Staffordshire University, Staffordshire, United Kingdom
Duration: 1 Sep 20154 Sep 2015
Conference number: 50


Conference50th International Universities Power Engineering Conference
LocationStaffordshire University
CountryUnited Kingdom
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  • Active distribution networks
  • Distribution management system
  • Frequency control
  • Smart grid
  • Synthetic inertia

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