Distributed energy resourcesProject Western Australia Distributed Energy Resources Orchestration Pilot (Project Symphony)
This report provided information on the network Distribution Constraints Optimisation Algorithm (DCOA) tool. The DCOA tool will enable the Distributed System Operator (DSO) to develop the appropriate level of distribution network constraint analysis and support the equitable deployment of Distributed Energy Resources (DER) in an off-market pilot to simulate aggregated DER integration into the Wholesale Electricity Market.
Project Symphony (the Project) is an innovative pilot where customer Distributed Energy Resources (DER) will be orchestrated as a Virtual Power Plant. The Project aims to understand how the opportunities and challenges of increasing DER can be managed to ensure a reliable, secure, and affordable electricity system, delivering the best long-term outcomes for customers. This aligns with the WA Government’s DER Roadmap vision for the South West Interconnected System (SWIS) to deliver a future where DER is integral to a safe, reliable and efficient electricity system, and where the full capabilities of DER can provide benefits and value to all customers.