Evaluation of ADMS Applications for Utilities Using NREL’s Testbed

Murali Baggu

Laboratory Program Manager at National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Scott Koehler

VP Strategy, Innovation & Marketing – Digital Grid at Schneider Electric USA Inc

Chris Bilby

Research & Program Engineer at Holy Cross Energy

Tom Bialek

Chief Engineer: Technology at San Diego Gas & Electric

Learning Objectives

This panel will discuss several utility use cases for advanced distribution management system (ADMS) applications using the ADMS test bed at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). The ADMS test bed was established to accelerate industry development and adoption of ADMS capabilities. The test bed enables utility partners, vendors, and researchers to evaluate existing and future ADMS use cases in a realistic laboratory environment that includes software simulation of distribution systems, field equipment integrated through hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) techniques, and commercial or pre-commercial utility management systems such as ADMS and distributed energy resource management systems (DERMS).