Distributed energy resourcesProject Decentralised Energy Exchange (deX) Program
The primary focus of the report is to outline the progress of the deX platform’s development in terms of the software application suite, product / feature development, ability to scale the platform and partnerships underway within the remit of the project or alongside.
deX Vision is the overarching term that encompasses all deX products and services for network and system operators. The deX Vision application and the deX for Distribution Networks product offering provides Distribution Network Service Providers (DNSPs) with the capability to manage the impacts of DER on their networks. This application’s feature set represents an essential, foundational capability for distribution businesses who wish to bridge the transition to a customer-oriented Distribution System Operator (DSO) operating model.
deX Vision works with existing network management systems to enable the management of both aggregated and unaggregated DER across the network at scale. In near real-time, both static and dynamic DER information showing the capability, telemetry and impact of DER can be viewed. Through mechanisms in deX that can adjust DER behaviour, DER can be employed to provide services to the network such as energy exporting to ensure that the network is maintained within technical limits.
Significant progress in the deX Vision application feature set has been driven by the ARENA funded DER Integration and Automation project between Evoenergy, GreenSync and an Advanced Distribution Management System (ADMS) provider. The project is researching and testing (via simulation) potential market platforms that will support Canberra’s rapidly changing energy market. Primarily using the DSO contracting capability of deX Markets and the dynamic limits functionality of deX Vision, this project explores the effect that DER such as solar photovoltaics (PV), battery installations and electric vehicles have on the electricity network, and explore how these resources can be utilised by customers to their full potential.