All posts by: John O'Flaherty

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Just a week to go to the workshop on “Managing Smart Grids” that will be held from 1400-1700 on Monday, 4th June 2018, at DEI – Department of Electric, Electronic and Information Engineering, Università Di Bologna, Viale del Risorgimento, 2 , 40136, Bologna, Italy, Room – Aula Magna. The workshop will provide discussion and insights […]

The ADMS Distributed System Network (DSN) elements provided by MAC, and branded as GridWatch, has been chosen as Irish “start-up of the week” by Silicon Republic  – see From the article MAC advises other companies to “look at the EU Horizon 2020 programme. We have found the SME and Fast Track to Innovation programmes […]

ADMS was represented by MAC at the Iberdrola Company Day in Bilbao, Spain, on 9 May 2018. The day was an initiative of the EU Horizon 2020 SME Instrument Business Acceleration Services together with the Iberdrola – PERSEO International Startup program, which includes a 70 million euros Venture Capital fund, and is aimed at promoting […]

The ADMS workshop “Managing Smart Grids” that will be hosted by the Università Di Bologna, on 4th June 2018 (see Managing Smart Grids – June workshop in Bologna) has been accepted by the EU Sustainable Energy Week as one of its 2018 Energy Day Events, see European Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW) is a month-long […]

A workshop providing discussion and insights on the future management of Smart Grids, based on sharing and feedback from the innovative pilots being undertaken by Utilities in Italy, Ireland and Germany will take place from 1400-1700 on Monday, 4th June 2018, at DEI – Department of Electric, Electronic and Information Engineering, Università Di Bologna, Viale […]

ADMS was represented by MAC at the Free Electrons workshops in Lisbon on 3-6 April 2018. The energy market has seen rapid changes in recent years with the rise of renewables, decentralization of the energy system, regulatory uncertainties and disruptive new technologies. To stay ahead, there is a strong need for utilities to source more […]

ADMS was represented by ALTEA at Middle East Electricity (MEE) on 5-7 March 2018 at the Dubai World Trade Center, UAE. MEE is the region’s leading international trade event for the power industry, with dedicated product sectors for power generation, transmission & distribution, lighting, solar and energy storage & management solutions. Middle East Electricity offers […]

The SOGNO (Service Oriented Grid for the Network of the Future) EU project ( ) predicts that the key evolution of Smart Grids in the coming decades will be virtualization bringing a revolution in data architectures. This will be the second Internet Protocol (IP) revolution in grid automation. IEC61850 brought the IP into grid automation, […]

For a typical medium-sized European DSO with. Turnover of €1B and operational Profits of 30%. RES increasing to 40%, Network issues and outages have the potential to reduce this profit by 25%, i.e. at least €70m of operational profits lost every year. An Active Distribution Management System enables a distribution Smart Grid that can cut […]

Research by the ADMS Team has identified that the challenges that Utilities face in managing their Smart Grids include Capacity Demand Measurement, Regulatory Compliance, Fault Monitoring / Detection, Renewable Energy Management Network Power Quality. An appropriate Active Distribution System Management system could address all of these to provide: Fault Location Identification for System Restoration (FLISR) […]