R&D Focus Areas

Over the last 25+ years, DSTAR has completed numerous research and development projects related to a range of distribution design, operation, and system application issues. You can click here for program-by-program summaries of project objectives and deliverables, or you can can browse through the descriptions of the deliverables organized by R&D focus area below.


DER Impact


Economic Analysis


Engineering Analysis Software


Engineering Guidelines


Equipment Testing/Evaluation


Industry Perspectives/White Papers


Operational Efficiency


Power Quality


Smart Grid and DA

  • Smart Grid Impact on Distribution Reliability (P13-10)
  • Centralized vs. Distributed Feeder Automation and Impacts On Distribution Performance (P13-6)

System Protection


System Reliability