2015 IEEE Power & Energy Society Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Conference (ISGT), Washington, Kiribati, 18 - 20 February 2015
This paper presents the implementation of a Vendor Independent Distribution Management System (VI-DMS) considering EMRA Regulations in Turkey. The local challenges and expectations for a distribution management system were obtained by visiting several distribution companies (DC) in Turkey. Priorities we identified are; enhancing distribution networks to improve monitoring capabilities, identifying and reducing the losses and theft, managing grids more effectively to improve reliability, efficiency and quality while reducing costs. DC's also willing to incorporate smart grids concept and standards in their network.