System security and reliabilityProject Project EDGE (Energy Demand and Generation Exchange)
This report provides an assessment of the net benefit to consumers of developing and operating a platform that can manage congestion in a local (distribution) network.
Project EDGE sought to examine, as per its Research Plan92, the roles and responsibilities of market participants within the bounds of the Open Energy Networks Project (OpEN) Hybrid Model93. This included the extent to which these roles and responsibilities deliver on the NEO and align with current roles under the existing regulatory frameworks.
From 2018 to 2020, AEMO and Energy Networks Australia (ENA) undertook OpEN94 to explore different market frameworks to cost-effectively integrate DER into the NEM.
OpEN proposed the Hybrid Model as the most suitable framework for integrating DER. It also proposed that trials should be conducted to understand how a Hybrid Model could best integrate DER. Accordingly, as arrangements of roles in a market drive value, the Project EDGE roles and responsibilities along with some alternatives within the Hybrid Model Framework were assessed in the CBA.