Distributed energy resourcesProject My Energy Marketplace
This report covers the initial lessons learnt from the project including a situational assessment in relation to COVID19, framing insights and outputs of the first stakeholder workshop.
The My Energy Marketplace (MEM) project, led by Wattwatchers Digital Energy, is an Australia-wide initiative to develop and scale-up a new ‘app store for energy’ technology platform and business model to support the smart transition to a cleaner, fairer, more resilient and affordable energy system.
Supported by grant funding from ARENA, the project is underpinned by the Australia-wide deployment of subsidised smart energy monitoring (and in some cases control technologies) to 5,000 homes and small businesses, and 250 schools.
This is the MEM project’s first 6-month Milestone period, so ‘Lessons Learnt’ at this stage are preliminary—what we are calling ‘early take-outs’, backed by ‘framing insights’ that guided project design—and will be expanded over the 3-year life of the project. This document is the Public Version of the report, and Wattwatchers has also provided ARENA with a Confidential Addendum to cover work-in-progress that will be advanced further before being shared publicly.
This Public Version covers an introduction to the project itself and our initial ‘Lessons Learnt’ overview. It also includes a summary of outputs from the first stakeholder workshop held for the MEM on 20 Feb 2020, shortly before the COVID-19 crisis triggered major economic and societal shutdowns in Australia, and globally, with inevitable impacts on the MEM project.