System security and reliabilityProject Project EDGE (Energy Demand and Generation Exchange)
This Lessons Learnt Report for Project Edge describes the triumphs and challenges of allocating limited network capacity in an export-congested local (distribution) network.
Project EDGE (Energy Demand and Generation Exchange) was a research trial, funded by the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA), for which the Project Participants – the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO), AusNet Services (AusNet) and Mondo
– established an off-market, proof-of-concept field trial to test various ways of integrating Distributed Energy Resources (DER) into the National Electricity Market (NEM).
There were three additional participants. Discover Energy (Discover), an energy retailer, and Rheem and Combined Energy Technologies (Rheem), a behind-the-meter aggregator, actively operated in the field trial with their own systems and customers. AGL Energy (AGL), an established Virtual Power Plant (VPP) retailer, also provided insights as a research participant.