What the DERMS and DMS future means for projects developers
Distribution Management Systems (DMS) and DERMS are coming. Some utilities have launched pilots while others have approved “grid mod” funding that will either facilitate or fully implement these programs. These systems will not only manage existing DER, but can enable increased penetration of planned DER. With a DERMS in place, utilities will be able to allow more specialized operating parameters to be included in System Impact Studies. Rather than require expensive system upgrades to address very low probability scenarios, the DERMS can be programmed to automatically curtail or redispatch DER as needed. This session will explore the impact of DMS and DERMS implementation for DER project developers and asset owners, the influence on interconnection and asset operations, and progress already underway in the Northeast.