Distributed energy resourcesProject Decentralised Energy Exchange (deX) Program
This report shares knowledge with ARENA and industry on the overall project and lessons learnt.
The ARENA-funded deX Program was a two and half year program that culminated in the realisation of deX as a commercially viable, digital distributed energy resources (DER) integration and management platform. Today deX is a software product that is being used to register, view, control and verify thousands of previously latent DER.
In the relatively short life of this Program, the DER landscape has evolved significantly, particularly in Australia but also overseas. This transformation has had a considerable impact on electricity networks as well as the wider industry. In parallel, while the development of deX has progressed significantly it also needed to adapt to the rapidly evolving circumstances to ensure it remained relevant and was able to support the wider energy transition taking place.
The first year of the deX Program was largely focussed on developing the foundational components of the platform to enable and maximise the DER registration, visibility and control functionality, and to ensure subsequent scaling and complexity could be supported.
deX Program Final Report (PDF 707KB)