Distributed energy resources
This document presents the findings of reviews carried out by Marchment Hill Consulting in 2018-19 of ARENA’s distributed energy resources (DER) portfolio.
ARENA has been front and centre in the energy sector’s effort to successfully integrate Distributed Energy Resources (DER) into the grid, with $55.8m in grant funding awarded to 48 DER integration projects as of June 2018 (excluding the Demand Response, and more recent Hosting Capacity and Short-Term Forecasting funding rounds). Marchment Hill Consulting (MHC) was engaged to undertake a contribution assessment of the DER Integration portfolio towards ARENA’s recently developed DER Strategic Outcomes (shown below), which in turn can be used to assess the portfolio’s contribution to ARENA’s overall impact, inform ARENA’s strategic direction and guide future funding efforts.
The Strategic Outcomes relate to orchestration and aggregation of DER, customer offers and access to value streams (Wholesale, System Security and Network Services) and several aspects of hosting capacity.