Using GIS, PCS, ADMS, & Weather Forecasting to Manage Renewables & DER
Track: Renewable Energy
Authors: Scott Mellon, John Dirkman
Variable renewables and distributed energy resources (DER) have grown within electric utility systems causing problems like reverse power flow, impact on voltage profile, and complex protection schemes. This presentation discusses how GIS joined with a Power Control System, an Advanced Distribution Management System (ADMS), and a Weather Forecasting System can realize the benefits of both renewables and DER, and includes a case study for a leading-edge US utility.