Distributed energy resourcesProject Western Australia Distributed Energy Resources Orchestration Pilot (Project Symphony)
This report provides information about the functional and non-functional requirements for the Distributed System Operator (DSO), Distribution Market Operator (DMO) and Aggregator Platforms, to be used in an off-market pilot to simulate aggregated Distributed Energy Resource (DER) integration into the Western Australian Energy Market (WEM), as at the date of publication.
The overall vision for Project Symphony (the Project) is to progress toward a future where the integration and participation of DER in markets supports a safe, reliable, lower carbon and more efficient electricity system.
Project Symphony will be delivered by Western Power in collaboration with Synergy, the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) and Energy Policy WA (EPWA). The Project aims to understand how the opportunities and challenges of increasing Distributed Energy Resources (DER) can be managed through orchestration of Virtual Power Plant’s (VPP’s) by piloting a version of the “Open Energy Networks” (OpEN) Hybrid Model1 which defines roles and responsibilities for transitioning to a two-way power grid, allowing better integration of customer DER.