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Introduction to DA/ADMS - Self Study


Author: Robert Uluski

Subjects: Utilities: Electrical Distribution, Utilities: ADMS

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This free course is offered in partnership with DISTRIBUTECH and POWERGRID International.

This course covers:
1. Role of distribution automation in electric utility grid modernization efforts
2. Key definitions pertaining to DA/ADMS
3. Basic building blocks of DA and ADMS
4. Benefits of DA/ADMS for meeting distribution utility business needs
5. Major challenges of DA/ADMS implementation
6. DA/ADMS implementation planning

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Flexible Online Training for Industry Professionals

This is a self-study, self-paced online course. You can begin instantly upon enrollment and complete the course materials at your own pace.

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After enrolling, the course materials will remain in your account and be accessible 12 months (1 year) after enrollment. Access can be extended beyond 1 year with a monthly membership. Rewatch videos and review assignments as many times as you want. View updates the instructor makes to the course as the industry advances. Return to your course anytime with online access from anywhere in the world.

Certificates of Completion Available for Members Only

Certificates of completion are only provided to HeatSpring Membership subscribers. This course has not been approved by any credentialing organizations (NABCEP, AIA, USGBC etc) for Continuing Education Credits (CEUs). This course is for self education purposes only and completion does not indicate a level of professional expertise or credential.


Robert Uluski

Executive Consultant, ESTA International

Bob Uluski has over 40 years of experience in electric utility Transmission and Distribution (T&D) automation systems. His experience includes planning and implementing energy storage, microgrid control systems, advanced distribution management systems (DMS), feeder automation systems, substation automation, protective relay systems, and distributed resource energy...[more]

Course Outline

Lecture: Introduction to DA/ADMS

In this free lecture you'll learn the fundamentals of distribution automation (DA) and advanced distribution management systems (ADMS). You can begin asking questions immediately after you enroll in the course. The lecture and Q&A will become available on the first day of the course.

  • Welcome & Introductions (Text)
  • Lecture - Introduction to ADMS Part 1 of 3 (Video - 26:10 minutes)
  • Lecture - Introduction to ADMS Part 2 of 3 (Video - 14:09 minutes)
  • Lecture - Introduction to ADMS Part 3 of 3 (Video - 13:02 minutes)

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