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Distribution Automation

Solution Overview

Distribution Automation (DA) monitors, controls, and manages the power in your distribution grid and improves the reliability and availability. Utilicast has in-depth experience with the application of DA to distribution systems. We have performed business case evaluations with cost/benefit analyses and developed DA road maps and investment plans, considering the system’s present state, its business goals, and budget/resource constraints. We have supported clients in the roll-out of DA equipment concurrent with the roll-out of A/DMS Applications and with the technical and economic evaluations of DA communications alternatives.

Core Services

  • Strategy & Concepts   
  • Assessments 
  • Requirements
  • Procurement 
  • Design & Architecture 
  • Integration & Testing
  • Change Management 
  • Training
  • Analytics & Optimization
  • Compliance & Review

Solution Expert

Andrew Hanson


Dr. Hanson has thirty years of experience in power system engineering, operations and consulting with significant experience in Advanced Distribution Management Systems (ADMS), Distribution Automation (DA), Field Area Communications, T&D Analytics, regulatory advice, and T&D system planning. His expertise is focused on power delivery system operations and planning, having led the development and implementation of systems, processes, deployment plans for a variety of utility clients. He has taught courses on forecasting and planning, as well as fundamental engineering. His work has been focused in North America and is a register Professional Engineer in several states.