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What is DEIP?

The Distributed Energy Integration Program (DEIP) is a collaboration of government agencies, market authorities, industry and consumer associations aimed at maximising the value of customers’ distributed energy resources (DER) for all energy users.

Led by a steering group, the forum is driven by the premise that information exchange and collaboration on DER issues will enable more efficient identification of knowledge gaps and priorities and accelerate reforms in the interest of customers.
 

Who is involved?

The DEIP steering group is currently made up of 11 market bodies.

Distributed Energy Integration Program partner - AEMO Distributed Energy Integration Program partner - Australian Energy Council Distributed Energy Integration Program partner - ARENA logo Distributed Energy Integration Program partner - Clean Energy Council
Distributed Energy Integration Program partner - Clean Energy Finance Corporation Distributed Energy Integration Program partner - Energy Consumers Australia Distributed Energy Integration Program partner - Energy Networks Australia Distributed Energy Integration Program partner - Clean Energy Regulator
Distributed Energy Integration Program partner - Australian Energy Regulator Distributed Energy Integration Program partner - CSIRO Distributed Energy Integration Program partner - AEMC

DEIP, in partnership with Steering Group members, aims to hold workshops and facilitate targeted collaboration forums.
 

Why is DEIP important?

Customer-owned energy technologies such as rooftop solar, home batteries and electric vehicles have the potential to support a reliable, affordable and lower-emissions electricity grid.

The uptake of DER is forecast to dramatically increase and deliver almost half of all electricity supplied by 2050. Its current rapid rise is already impacting traditional grid management practices and market frameworks.

Australia’s energy sector is at a critical juncture, with historically high prices, elevated system security concerns and customer satisfaction at an all-time low. It is clear that a significant industry-wide transformation is required to deliver an electricity system that meets customer expectations and is sustainable.

This is the role that DEIP will play.
 

How will DEIP support the energy sector?

DEIP functions as a forum for collaboration with two major focus areas:

  • Exchanging value in markets – Energy markets that efficiently exchange the fair value from customer owned distributed energy
  • Distributed energy and the grid – Technical systems that enable the efficient use and operation of the distributed energy system

Within these focus areas, DEIP has identified four work streams:

  • Customer – Capturing and sharing customers’ preferences to inform the future
  • Markets – Enabling multi-party exchange of value in markets within physical network constraints
  • Frameworks – Optimising investment in and operation of network and non-network DER infrastructure
  • Interoperability – Standardising the physical operation, visibility and resilience of the distributed energy systems

Register your interest

If you have any questions or would like to get involved please register your interest.

Last updated 03 September 2019

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