ABB Ability™ Distributed Energy Resource Management System (DERMS)

Managing systems and balancing load beyond the edge

ABB Ability™ Distributed Energy Resource Management Systems


Power distribution networks are being transformed by the connection of distributed energy resources (DER) like rooftop solar and battery energy storage. Distribution system operators need to keep the grid balanced and optimized in real-time while maintaining system reliability and power quality.

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Customer and industry need 

As the number of intermittent renewable and DERs being integrated into the grid increases, advanced digital solutions are required to manage the challenges posed by increased network complexity and load variability. ABB’s Distributed Energy Resource Management System (DERMS) enables utilities to manage the entire lifecycle of DERs from registration to optimization, while ensuring safe, secure and efficient operation of the electric distribution network.

ABB Ability™ solutions

ABB Ability DERMS is built on the ABB Network Manager ADMS platform to achieve a single network model and unified geospatial control center operator environment. It leverages ABB's extensive experience in outage management and distribution operations to significantly reduce voltage excursions and device operations, and increase hosting capacity in networks with high penetration of DERs.

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ABB Ability Distributed Energy Resource Management System helps distributors significantly reduce voltage excursions, decrease device operations and O&M costs, as well as increase hosting capacity for DERs.