Distributed energy resourcesProject Western Australia Distributed Energy Resources Orchestration Pilot (Project Symphony)
This report captures the collective vision of Project Symphony and outlines a pathway to achieve the project’s objectives.
The purpose of this document is to capture the collective vision of Project Symphony, placing it in the context of the suite of Australian DER integration projects, and outline an impact pathway, particularly in the context of the Western Australian (WA) energy market, to achieve the project objectives.
The rapid growth in distributed energy resources (DER), while delivering significant financial and environmental benefits for individuals owning DER, is leading to a range of emerging issues for network operators. The WA community is installing DER like rooftop solar at unprecedented rates. However, the high penetration of DER poses a significant risk to the stability of the power system at times of low system demand. Based on advice from the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) the stability of the SWIS may be at material risk as early as 2022, if DER are not efficiently and effectively managed.