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In June 2019 the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) and the Australian Energy Market Commission (AEMC) brought together more than 60 stakeholders from market bodies, industry organisations, consumer advocacy groups, and state and territory governments to work collaboratively on the issue of how distribution network service providers and regulatory frameworks can best facilitate customers’ use of DER while keeping the total cost of the electricity system to the minimum.

About the report

The DEIP Dive workshop was used as a platform to ask the ‘big picture’ questions and agree on what the key issues are, the short-term actions and the longer term changes needed. The outcomes of this workshop have informed the DEIP’s Access and Pricing work stream, and industry more broadly.

The increased use of distributed energy resources (DER) offers opportunities for a more agile, lower cost electricity system. In a high DER future, distribution networks have an important role in maximising the benefits that DER can provide to all users of the electricity system.

Guided by this, ARENA and AEMC brought together over 60 stakeholders from market bodies, industry organisations, consumer advocacy groups, and state and territory governments to work collaboratively on the issue of how distribution network service providers (DNSPs) and regulatory frameworks can best facilitate customers’ use of DER while keeping the total cost of the electricity system to the minimum.

The DEIP Dive workshop was used as a platform to ask the ‘big picture’ questions and agree on what the key issues are, the short-term actions and the longer term changes needed. The outcomes will inform AEMC’s work, ARENA’s funding initiatives, and unite the future activities to be coordinated by DEIP members and industry more broadly.

This summary presents the key takeaways and discussion points from the workshop. While ARENA and AEMC work to ensure that knowledge is shared effectively from its projects and work, due to the sensitive nature of some information presented, Chatham House Rule was applied to this workshop.

We have endeavoured to seek approval, and indicate a reference point, to as much knowledge as possible. At the back of this summary note, you will find a number of presentations from the day.

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Last updated 09 July 2020
Last updated
09 July 2020
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