Distributed energy resourcesProject Dynamic Limits DER Feasibility Study
Report: Role of Decentralised Control for Managing Network Constraints for DER (PDF 5MB)
This feasibility study focuses on a proposed dynamic control scheme for distributed energy resources (DER) to increase the hosting capacity of electricity networks.
Dynamic Limits Pty Ltd, supported by Essential Energy, SAGE Automation, Opto22, and UniSA, has received ARENA funding to conduct a feasibility study on a proposed Decentralised Dynamic Limits Control Scheme (the DDL Control Scheme) for implementing dynamic control for Distributed Energy Resources (DER) to increase the hosting capacity of electricity networks.
The report’s specific hypothesis is that the decentralised control of DER for the management of local network constraints can provide a range of benefits, in particular for regional, rural, and remote network sections. These networks were of particular focus because they capture the majority of Australia’s solar irradiance while also representing the weakest network sections, with the poorest communication availability, and are resource con- strained (in terms of revenue per km of network managed).