Definition Sheet (PDF)

Overview
DLAM

The distribution system of the past will not serve the needs of the customers of the future. It is imperative forelectric utilities to ensure that they are getting the most out of their existing assets and they are making prudentinvestments in their future assets that will deliver maximum value for their customers and shareholders.

The objective of the Distribution Line Asset Management Program (DLAM) is to provide guidance toUtilities to assist with making informed asset management decisions through collaboration with other membersand pooling of resources to facilitate initiatives in areas beyond the current knowledge of the participants.

The mission of the DLAM group is to share current practices and processes regarding the management ofdistribution assets including planning, purchasing, installing, commissioning, operating and maintainingand disposal of assets. The goal of the program is to realize value from distribution assets by balancingcosts, opportunities and risks against the desired performance of assets to achieve near- and long-termutility objectives.

Topics & Focus Areas:

  • Improving Reliability of Distribution Equipment & Systems
  • Maintenance & Assessment of Distribution Assets
  • Technology & Equipment Impacting the Grid
  • Power Distribution Planning
Program Services
  • Networking & Information Sharing

    • Annual face-to-face Business Meetings with webinar call-in options
    • 4-5 conference calls and learning webinars
    • Access to a network of ~1,000 electrical utility peers from around the world
  • Industry Benchmarking

    • Requests for Information where your questions or concerns are circulated to other group
      participants with rapid-fire response rates
    • Internal benchmarking surveys for state-of-the-industry intelligence
  • Collaborative Technical Projects

    • The flexibility to support only those projects which are relevant to your organization, meaning you know exactly, where your research dollars are going
    • Supported by CEATI management, participating utilities and consultants work together across all phases of a project’s life-cycle, ensuring your organization receives practical, high-quality deliverables
  • Unparalleled Return on Investment

    • Ability to split project funding costs with other organizations, resulting in highly-leveraged funding opportunities
    • Reduced pricing on published reports, training courses, and industry-open conferences
Project Portfolio

Ongoing Projects


T194700 50/159
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) Deployment for Distribution Overhead System Inspections
T194700 50/158
Executive Overview of Rationale For Distribution System Reliability and Resiliency Investments
T194700 50/157
Application of Energy Storage Technologies in Power Distribution Systems
T194700 50/156
Total Ownership Costs of New Technology/Equipment Installed on A Modernized Distribution Grid
T194700 50/155
Future Trends in Communications Technology for Modernized Distribution Grids - Technology Watch
T194700 50/154
Innovative Techniques to Reduce O&M Costs
T184700 50/150
Surveillance Methods For Inspection Of Critical Distribution Components
T184700 50/148
Wood Pole Refurbishment Technologies – Technology Watch
T184700 50/146
Technical Recommendations for Solar Distributed Energy Resource interconnection analysis
T184700- 5178
Enhancing Connectivity of DGs by Control Coordination of Smart Inverters
T174700 50/145
Direct Buried Duct Vs. Concrete Encased Duct Housing for Primary and Secondary Cable
T174700 50/142
Big Data Analytics & Data Model for Asset Management in T&D Systems

Completed Projects


T184700 50/153
Framework for Deriving Failure Probability Functions for Underground Cables
T184700 50/151
Utility Guide For Inspection And Maintenance Of Distribution Overhead Systems
T184700 50/149
Impact On Worker Safety Of Distributed Energy Resources Connected To The Distribution Grid
T184700 5179A
Voltage Induction on Pipelines Caused by Power Line Harmonic Currents - Phase I
T184700 50/152
Detecting High Impedance Faults on Overhead Distribution Systems
T184700 50/147
Evaluation Of Online Monitoring Technologies For Distribution Assets - Technology Watch
T174700 50/143
Translating The Health Index Into Probability Of Failure For Distribution Assets
T174700 50/144
Testing Based Condition Assessment of Medium Voltage Distribution Cables
T174700 50/118B
Distribution System Health Indices: A Simplified Methodology
T174700 50/139
Asset Management Practices for Distribution Utilities
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Webinars

Webinar Library

Principles of Short Circuit Current Measurement and Comparison with Modeling
Available to Utilities Only   Get Access
October 2019
U.S. Department of Energy Voices of Experience Initiative: The Value of AMI – Beyond Billing
Available to Utilities Only   Get Access
September 2019
DLAM 50/141 Project Webinar: Inspection Techniques for In-Service Indoor & Outdoor Distribution Terminations
Available to Utilities Only   Get Access
July 2019
Temperature Control System for Contact Connections and Cables
Available to Utilities Only   Get Access
November 2018
Blockchain and the Utility Sector
Available to Utilities Only   Get Access
August 2018
Chasing the Holy Grail: Improve Cost, Reliability & Safety at the Same Time
Available to Utilities Only   Get Access
May 2018
Uncompleted Journey: Cable Rejuvenation at 32
Available to Utilities Only   Get Access
February 2018
Four Paths to Prosperity: New Revenue Opportunities for Utilities - ICF Consulting
Available to Utilities Only   Get Access
October 2017
Novel Controls of PV Solar Farm during Night and Day for Benefit to Utilities
Available to Utilities Only   Get Access
August 2017
Interactive Collaboration: Degradation Curves
Available to Utilities Only   Get Access
July 2017
Asset Investment Planning and Management - Copperleaf Technologies
Available to Utilities Only   Get Access
October 2016
Asset Management Strategy Development
Available to Utilities Only   Get Access
July 2016
Interactive Collaboration: Animal Protection
Available to Utilities Only   Get Access
May 2016
GIS Applications for ROW Management on New York Power Authority High Voltage Transmission Lines
Available to Utilities Only   Get Access
April 2016
Interactive Collaboration: Animal Protection #2
Available to Utilities Only   Get Access
April 2016
Interactive Collaboration: Animal Protection #1
Available to Utilities Only   Get Access
April 2016
Distribution Roadmap Update - Case For Change
Available to Utilities Only   Get Access
May 2015
Distribution Roadmap Update - Common Infrastructure Requirements
Available to Utilities Only   Get Access
April 2015
Distribution Roadmap Update - The Next 10 Years
Available to Utilities Only   Get Access
April 2015
Impact of Series and Parallel Resonances in Distribution Networks
Available to Utilities Only   Get Access
April 2015
Non-Destructive Condition Assessment of ACSR Distribution Conductors
Available to Utilities Only   Get Access
November 2014
Impacts of DG on PQ: Comparing Simulations with Measured Results
Available to Utilities Only   Get Access
September 2013
Upcoming Events
DLAM 2019 Fall General Meeting
Attendance Open to Electrical Utilities   Request Invitation
November 2019 in Palm Springs, CA
DLAM 2020 Spring General Meeting
Attendance Open to Electrical Utilities   Request Invitation
March 2020 in Fort Lauderdale, FL
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