Distributed energy resources
The Australian Council of Social Services (ACOSS) and the Total Environment Centre (TEC), the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA), the Australian Energy Market Commission (AEMC) and Energy Consumers Australia (ECA) are working under the Distributed Energy Integration Program (DEIP) to deliver three workshops on the theme of distributed energy resource (DER) network access and pricing.
The workshops aim to develop a holistic suite of equitable and efficient network access and pricing solutions, underpinned by clearly defined energy user-centric design principles that have broad support and can inform policy and regulatory changes. The workshops include more than 120 participants from government, industry, associations, market bodies and regulators, in addition to a cross-section of energy-user customer representative groups.
The first workshop was held in September 2019 to initiate the development of a new energy user-centred vision and principles to guide energy reform processes in a system with higher levels of DER, including network access and pricing solutions. These documents provide an overview of the workshop purpose and agenda, key content discussed, draft of agreed high level principles and next steps.
- Workshop 2 – identifying energy user-centred options
- Workshop 3 – proposed ‘future state’ options and next steps