Robert Uluski - Executive Consultant, ESTA International

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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 management systems (DERMS).

Bob has helped numerous North American and International electric utilities to plan, design, and implement computer and communication systems for automating distribution feeders and T&D substations, along with DMS and enterprise level systems that make optimal use of these automation facilities. Bob is also a recognized expert in developing the business case for implementing these systems.

Bob has considerable experience in conducting tutorials on Distribution Automation technologies and advanced applications for DMS, having presented many training courses on the subject at DistribuTECH, NRECA TechAdvantage, IEEE, EUCI, and others. Bob has also presented a course on DA fundamentals and Conservation Voltage Reduction (CVR) principles for the Ohio Public Utility Commission members.

In 2010, the IEEE Power and Energy Society awarded Bob the Douglas M. Staszesky Distribution Automation award in recognition of significant contribution to the deployment of Distribution Automation in the electric utility industry. Bob is a Registered professional engineer in states of Massachusetts and Pennsylvania.

Membership in Professional Associations:
Chair of IEEE PES Working Group on Distribution Management Systems
Vice Chair of IEEE PES Working Group on Smart Distribution Systems
Vice Chair of IEEE PES Task Force on Volt-VAR Optimization.
IEEE P2030.7 standard development committee "Standard for the Specification of Microgrid Controllers" (Member)
Member of DistribuTECH Advisory Committee (Microgrids track)

Robert Uluski teaches:

Key Concepts for Utilities: DA and ADMS

Utility industry leaders. Distribution Automation (DA) + Advanced Distribution Management Systems (ADMS). Includes DER and DERMS topics.

Introduction to DA/ADMS

Role of distribution automation in electric utility grid modernization efforts; Key definitions pertaining to DA/ADMS, basic building blocks of DA and ADMS; benefits of DA/ADMS for meeting distribution utility business needs; major challenges of DA/ADMS i