Participate in this local trial addressing a global challenge.
We are seeking expressions of interest from homeowners and businesses who wish to participate in a first of its kind distributed energy marketplace trial.
Australia is leading the world in the installation of rooftop solar and has a growing appetite for electric vehicles. Together these types of technologies are known as Distributed Energy Resources (DER).
The energy systems which exist today were not designed for DER – they were designed for one-way flows of electricity from large-scale generators to consumers – This means that the full value of renewables and DER are not being fully realised by Australian households and businesses.
The objectives of the trial are lofty – a new energy marketplace that fully realises the financial and environmental benefits of DER investments – accompanied by incentives for various levels of participation.
Supported by our project partners the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA), the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) and AusNet Services this three-year trial seeks to create a simulated market and trading mechanisms to maximise the economic value of DER assets deployed and minimise the costs of supply to all energy customers.
This project received funding from ARENA as part of ARENA’s Advancing Renewables Program.
Not just solar
What is DER?
Distributed energy resources (DER) are the name given to renewable energy units or systems that are commonly located at houses or businesses to provide them with power.
Common examples of DER include rooftop solar PV units, battery storage, thermal energy storage, electric vehicles and chargers, smart meters, and home energy management technologies.
By our powers combined!
What is DER aggregation?
DER aggregation is when a group of Distributed Energy Resources combine their generation output together to operate as a single entity.
A single household solar system only generates a very small amount of electricity in comparison to a large power station, however if hundreds or even thousands of households could combine their solar output they could potentially compete with the output of a traditional power station.
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