Distributed energy resources
The Distributed Energy Integration Program (DEIP) is a collaboration of government agencies, market authorities, industry and consumer associations aimed at maximising the value of DER for all energy users.
The growth of customer-owned energy technology such as rooftop solar, batteries, demand response and electric vehicles (collectively referred to as distributed energy resources or DER) has the potential to support a reliable, affordable and lower emissions electricity grid. DER could supply almost half of Australia’s electricity by 2050.
The Independent Review into the Future Security of the National Electricity Market identified that making best use of DER could avoid significant future infrastructure expenditure, reduce electricity costs for all customers, while also enabling a transition to a decarbonised electricity system.
The rapid uptake in rooftop solar systems in Australia (more than 2 million households or 7.5 GW) is already impacting traditional grid management practices and market frameworks.