Distributed energy resourcesProject Western Australia Distributed Energy Resources Orchestration Pilot (Project Symphony)
This document summarises the approach taken to identify and engage Third-Party Aggregators to be involved in the provision of Distributed Energy Resource (DER) services and orchestration testing within Project Symphony, and to summarise insights from primary research into customer sentiment towards DER orchestration and Third-Party Aggregators.
Project Symphony (the Project) is an innovative project where customer distributed energy resources (DER) like rooftop solar, batteries and selected household appliances will be orchestrated as a Virtual Power Plant (VPP) to participate in a future energy market. DER orchestration services will be provided by both Synergy and potentially multiple Third-Party Aggregators. For the purposes of the Project, aggregators are defined as parties which facilitate the grouping of DER to act as a single entity when engaging in power system markets (both wholesale and retail) or selling services to the system operator(s).