All posts by: John O'Flaherty

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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) […]

The Smart Grid will address the major shortcomings of the existing grid. In essence, it will provide utility companies with full visibility and control over their assets and services. The Smart Grid will be able to identify, locate and isolate a fault faster and thereby allow the utility provider to perform the repair more quickly. […]

The following scientific papers on the ADMS results so far from RWTH, are now available in Open Access at (1) “Towards a global evaluation of uncertainty for the monitoring of distribution grids” by Angioni, Andrea; Fioresi, Adriano ; Pau, Marco ; Peretto, Lorenzo ; Ponci, Ferdinanda; Monti, Antonello, available at (2) “A Low Cost PMU […]

The benefits for DSOs provided by ADMS include: (1) Improved network stability, capacity and increasing RES penetration integration with reduced grid inertia (2) Cost effective tools, fast and a complete Active Distribution Management Solution, (3) Innovative cost competitive solutions and (4) A mass deployable cost-effective solution right to the grid edge. A critical challenge for […]

The ADMS project is now described on the European Commission’s CORDIS portal at  

ADMS was presented at the Irish National Sustainability Summit, Dublin, Ireland on 31 January 2017, by Dr. John J O’Flaherty of MAC. See John’s presentation stressed that ADMS (Active Distribution Management System) will help Smartgrid Operators to increase their use of Renewable Energy Sources (RES), by improving their network stability and capacity. ADMS is […]