Distributed energy resourcesProject Project MATCH
Project MATCH aims to establish tools to understand how DER performs in the field during power system disturbances. This report presents the findings from the second year, showing significant improvements achieved in inverter compliance with 2020 Standards of new systems installed as a result of Project recommendations being implemented by equipment manufacturers.
Project MATCH (Monitoring and Analysis Toolbox for Compliance in a High DER future) commenced in January 2021 and is scheduled to conclude in 2024. The project is led by UNSW Sydney in close collaboration with the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) and Solar Analytics.
It is a desktop study that has provided foundational datasets, tools and evidence to industry, to support DER integration initiatives regarding power system security, including:
- An improved range of data streams to support robust analysis (section 3),
- Improved tools and techniques for data driven analysis of DER installed in the field (section 2.2), and
- Improved understanding of DER fleet behaviour during disturbance events (section 2.1), including DER compliance with AS4777.2 (section 2.3).
Collaboration with a diverse range of industry stakeholders has formed a core component of the Project. There are 42 organisations in the Project MATCH Stakeholder Reference Group and 25 stakeholders have provided real-world datasets over the course of the project. The Project team is very appreciative to all stakeholders for their engagement.
This report summarises lessons learnt, and collates key investigations. Whilst significant progress has been achieved over the course of the project, efforts to improve access to data, tools for analysis and overall understanding of DER behaviour in the field are ongoing. Project MATCH has provided a valuable opportunity for pioneering new analysis techniques, which are now being transitioned into industry operational practice.