ADMS technology empowers the electric utility companies, marking the beginning of a new era in distribution management.
FREMONT, CA: The current era will be remembered as one of the most transformative ones for the utility industry. The pioneering application of technology is helping utility companies develop advanced capabilities for wide-ranging operations. Advanced Distribution Management Systems (ADMS) technology is one such technology that is playing a critical role in modernizing distribution models and mechanisms. The approach of managing distribution grids with disparate solutions from separate technology vendors is now being replaced by the adoption of ADMS. ADMS technology offers significantly better capabilities to electric utility companies and brings down the effort and costs required to handle and operate extensive distribution facilities. The integrated solutions are optimally designed with a sufficient amount of consideration for evolving smart grids, smart meters, and diversifying sources of energy. This article explains how ADMS is playing a role in helping utility companies build a futuristic distribution system.
• Improving Distribution Grid Performance
Distribution grids have seen a lot of transformation lately, with smart grids becoming more prevalent. These developments have made the maintenance and operation of grids progressively dynamic. There is an ever-increasing amount of operational data being collected from the grids, making an integrated processing apparatus a major requirement. The inclusion of smart meters in the distribution networks has added several layers of complexity, as well. ADMS technology offers utility companies with smart ways of overcoming all the challenges and upgrading operational capabilities in accordance with evolving distribution requirements. From managing to orchestrating, everything gets simplified with software applications within ADMS. Artificial intelligence, predictive analytics, and machine learning are essential components of ADMS software that enable effective orchestration.
• Automating Outage Restoration
The demand for reliable, disruption-free access to electricity can be addressed only with ADMS technology. With the growing dependence of critical public facilities and infrastructure on electric systems, efficient outage management is becoming essential. The best way to prevent disruptive outages from hampering electricity distribution is through the use of predictive technologies. With ADMS technology, utility firms can build outage response strategies with tools that do everything from predicting imminent outages to reporting and dispatching technical crews to restore services in the aftermath of outages. Efficient outage management is one of the most valuable features that utility companies can use. Additionally, the ability to predict disruptions enable utility companies to save on maintenance costs as the extent of damage is reduced.
• Integrating and Synchronizing Operations
Distribution facilities are vast and complex. The inclusion of distributed energy resources has created the demand for solutions that can offer high degrees of operational cooperation between teams and technologies. With ADMS technology, utility companies are now being able to achieve heightened levels of efficiency in managing distribution infrastructure. From enhancing visibility across systems to controlling operations, ADMS is empowering utility companies to develop synchronized functionalities. The deployment of ADMS gives operators extensive control and visibility options, which subsequently help enhance workflow. Due to the ease of distribution system management, operators are also able to respond quickly to any kind of situation in an informed way.
The domain of distribution has been able to benefit significantly from the emergence of ADMS technology. The utility companies that are adopting ADMS have already realized that it is the best alternative to power end-to-end control and management.