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 for electric utilities to ensure that they are getting the most out of their existing assets and they are making prudent investments 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 to Utilities to assist with making informed asset management decisions through collaboration with other members and 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 of distribution assets including planning, purchasing, installing, commissioning, operating and maintaining and disposal of assets. The goal of the program is to realize value from distribution assets by balancing costs, opportunities and risks against the desired performance of assets to achieve near- and long-term utility 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


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Design of Distribution Grid of the Future
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Cost Effective Approaches for Capturing and Analyzing High Resolution Pictures/Data for Distribution Facilities
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Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) Deployment for Distribution Overhead System Inspections
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Executive Overview of Rationale For Distribution System Reliability and Resiliency Investments
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Total Ownership Costs of New Technology/Equipment Installed on A Modernized Distribution Grid
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Future Trends in Communications Technology for Modernized Distribution Grids - Technology Watch
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Innovative Techniques to Reduce O&M Costs
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Enhancing Connectivity of DGs by Control Coordination of Smart Inverters

Completed Projects


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Application of Energy Storage Technologies in Power Distribution Systems
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Framework for Deriving Failure Probability Functions for Underground Cables
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Utility Guide For Inspection And Maintenance Of Distribution Overhead Systems
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Surveillance Methods for Inspection of Critical Distribution Components
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Impact On Worker Safety Of Distributed Energy Resources Connected To The Distribution Grid
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Voltage Induction on Pipelines Caused by Power Line Harmonic Currents - Phase I
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Detecting High Impedance Faults on Overhead Distribution Systems
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Evaluation Of Online Monitoring Technologies For Distribution Assets - Technology Watch
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Technical Recommendations for Solar Distributed Energy Resource interconnection analysis
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Wood Pole Refurbishment Technologies – Technology Watch
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Webinars

Webinar Library

MV Cable Condition Assessment – Asset Management Actions based on MV Cable Condition Assessment Outcomes
Available to Utilities Only   Get Access
August 2020
Enhancing Connectivity of DGs by Control Coordination of Smart Inverters
Available to Utilities Only   Get Access
July 2020
Arc-Flash Issues with 480V Secondary Cables Given Latest IEEE Energy Calculations
Available to Utilities Only   Get Access
June 2020
MV Cable Condition Assessment – The In-Situ (Field) Electrical Diagnostic 'Tool-Box'
Available to Utilities Only   Get Access
June 2020
Leverage your AMI System for T&D Operations
Available to Utilities Only   Get Access
June 2020
MV Cable Condition Assessment – Strategy Development
Available to Utilities Only   Get Access
April 2020
Condition Assessment of Electrically Overstressed Insulators & Corona Rings
Available to Utilities Only   Get Access
November 2019
Using Asset Managment Platforms for Integrating IT and OT Data and Improving Results Visualization
Available to Utilities Only   Get Access
November 2019
When Should Utilities Take a Broader View of Redefining a CAPEX Problem?
Available to Utilities Only   Get Access
November 2019
BIM Technologies Applied to Transmission Lines Design
Available to Utilities Only   Get Access
November 2019
Guidelines & Utility Experience for Infrared Inspection of Lines
Available to Utilities Only   Get Access
November 2019
Aerial Surveying and the Transmission Grid of the Future
Available to Utilities Only   Get Access
November 2019
Development of a Digital Twin for Transmission Line Asset Health
Available to Utilities Only   Get Access
November 2019
Integration of UAV Technology into Transmission Line Inspection, Maintenance, and Construction
Available to Utilities Only   Get Access
November 2019
Ameren’s Transmission Asset Management UAV Program
Available to Utilities Only   Get Access
November 2019
Principles of Short Circuit Current Measurement and Comparison with Modeling
Available to Utilities Only   Get Access
October 2019
The Value of AMI: Beyond Billing
Available to Utilities Only   Get Access
September 2019
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
Protection Challenges with High Penetration of PV Solar Systems [PC][PQAT][DLAM]
Available to Utilities Only   Get Access
April 2018
Uncompleted Journey: Cable Rejuvenation at 32
Available to Utilities Only   Get Access
February 2018
Four Paths to Prosperity: New Revenue Opportunities for Utilities
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
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
MV Cable Condition Assessment – Asset Management Actions based on MV Cable Condition Assessment Outcomes
Attendance Open to Electrical Utilities   Request Invitation
August 2020 in Kinectrics
DLAM Fall 2020 General Meeting
Attendance Open to Electrical Utilities   Request Invitation
November 2020
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