Distributed energy resourcesProject My Energy Marketplace
This is the fourth Lessons Learnt report for the project. It covers preliminary findings from user engagement on the ‘Marketplace’, the importance of channel partners and available commercial opportunities for data services.
The My Energy Marketplace (MEM) project, led by Wattwatchers Digital Energy, is developing a large new energy-data resource in Australia, along with the ‘soft infrastructure’ for increasing consumer participation in the electricity system as the energy transition unfolds.
The MEM is an approximately $9.6 million project, with $2.7 million in grant funding from ARENA being focused mainly on subsidising participation in the project by homes, small businesses and schools.
Now 2 years into a 3.5-year project duration, a number of key targeted outcomes for the project have progressed significantly over the past 6-month milestone period, underpinned by: real-life experience in the field; user and market research and analysis with an external consulting agency; multiple engagements with users through guided testing sessions and surveys; inputs from the expert MEM Data Advisory Panel (DAP); and general feedback from project partners, the market and users themselves.