Distributed energy resources
This summary presents the key messages and discussions during the plenary session, which focused on managing the energy transition on both the large and small scale.
During the past seven years, ARENA has invested $1.4 billion in accelerating Australia’s uptake of renewable energy. One of the greatest returns we have on this investment is a wealth of knowledge that can help shape new business models and key market reforms in the energy sector.
Sharing knowledge effectively to fast track industry development is central to ARENA’s mandate. Guided by this, ARENA brought together 200 people from across the energy industry to share project insights and discuss topical themes. This summary presents the key messages and discussions during the plenary session, which focused on managing the energy transition on both the large and small scale.
The Forum was held on 25 June 2019 and was split into two streams: large scale projects and distributed energy resources (DER). ARENA CEO Darren Miller delivered opening remarks, emphasising the importance of sharing lessons from renewable energy projects to increase technical capability and collaboration, and how knowledge sharing platforms such as the Forum help to achieve this.
This year, ARENA was pleased to host international speaker Lorraine Akiba – Hawaii’s former Commissioner for the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission, who presented on lessons learned from Hawaii’s rapid transition to a high renewables grid.