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🔓 Unlock the Future of Energy: Are DSOs Ready for ADMS, DERMS, and challenges posed by Hosting Capacity?

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This year at CIRED Workshop in Vienna Blueprint will promote new publication titled "Playbook for ADMS (and DERMS)" - below download link will be updated with a full version publication next week during kick off on 19th June 2024 of this international event, gathering DSOs, TSOs, utilities and industry experts from all around Europe.



Why This Playbook is Invaluable




Blueprint Energy Solutions' Playbook for ADMS (and DERMS) is more than just a guide; it’s a transformative resource that empowers DSOs and utilities to modernize their operations, enhance grid reliability, and optimize performance in the context of new digital, decentralised and renewable European grids. With practical advice, real-world case studies, and strategic insights, this playbook is your roadmap to a successful ADMS and DERMS implementation.


Equip your organization with the knowledge and tools needed to excel in the modern energy landscape. The Playbook for ADMS (and DERMS) is your key to unlocking the full potential of your distribution grid and staying ahead in the dynamic energy market.


TODAY many Distribution System Operators (DSOs) and utilities in Europe are not ready for digitalisation, particularly in the areas of Advanced Distribution Management Systems (ADMS), Distributed Energy Resource Management Systems (DERMS), and enhanced hosting capacity. Why?


📊 Digital Readiness: According to a recent survey by the European Distribution System Operators for Smart Grids (E.DSO), only 30% of DSOs have fully implemented ADMS solutions.


⚙️ DERMS Adoption: A report by Navigant Research indicates that less than 25% of European DSOs have deployed comprehensive DERMS.


⚡ Hosting Capacity: The European Union Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators (ACER) found that over 60% of DSOs lack sufficient hosting capacity to handle increased distributed energy resources (DER) integration.


💼 Investment Gaps: An International Energy Agency (IEA) report highlights that DSOs need to increase their annual digitalization investments by 40% to meet the new EU directives and cope with the growing complexity of distribution networks.


📜 Regulatory Compliance: As per a study by the European Commission, 55% of DSOs are not yet compliant with the latest EU regulations mandating enhanced grid flexibility and integration of renewable energy sources.


The Power of ADMS and DERMS

In today's digital era, where smartphones, e-mobility, and smart grids dominate, the traditional methods of fault detection and outage reporting are no longer sufficient. Enter ADMS—a cutting-edge solution that integrates numerous modules for optimal monitoring, control, and outage management of electricity distribution grids at the control center level as well as DERMS – trying to tackle diversity of decentralised energy resources connected to the grid with promise of provinging additional complexity but also a challenge to monitor and keep congestion to the minimum. These are not just systems; it's a game-changer.


Integration and Future-Proofing

ADMS's integration with Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Asset Management (AM), and Customer Relationship Management (CRM) as well as DERMS integration capabilities with systems like Automated Metering Infrastructure (AMI), open up a new world of possibilities. This playbook highlights the importance of this integration for future-proofing your operations.


Your Roadmap to Success


The Playbook for ADMS (and DERMS) offers a structured approach to implementing these advanced systems, ensuring your organization is ready to meet modern energy challenges. Key descriptions include:


1   Getting Started: Assess the right timing for implementation.

2   Data Clean-up: Prepare your data for ADMS/DERMS integration.

3   Defining Requirements: Build use cases and analyse business processes.

4   Making the Business Case: Strategically justify ADMS and DERMS investment from utility and DSO perspective

5   Staff Preparation: Train and prepare your workforce.

6   System Integration: Address the complexities of system integration and hosting capacity

7   Vendor Selection: Choose the right partner for implementation.

8   Navigating Change: Manage organizational transformation during ADMS projects.

9   DERMS, E-mobility, and Flexibility: Plan ahead for future developments.

10 Network planning and Development: Gain insights from case studies on ADMS and DERMS for network planning, hosting capacity and DER control.

 


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