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Project overview
  • Lead Organisation

    Redback Operations Pty Ltd trading as Luceo Energy

    Location

    New South Wales
    Queensland

    ARENA Program

    Advancing Renewables Program

  • Start date

    21 December 2020

    End date

    16 May 2023

  • Project Partners
    The University of Queensland, Energy Queensland, Essential Energy, GridQube

Summary

Project SHIELD aims to develop software that aggregates data from a range of sources to help distribution network service providers (DNSPs) manage distributed energy resources (DER) in low voltage networks.

Need

Project SHIELD acknowledges that aetworks are grappling with the challenges posed by the growth of DER, particularly rooftop solar. This project will use real-time data to assess how much DER can connect to the grid, rather than the current practice of relying on static and conservative limits. This will maximise the hosting capacity of the existing network.

Action

Together with University of Queensland, GridQube Pty Ltd, Essential Energy, Ergon Energy and Energex, Luceo Energy will develop a software platform that compiles data from network infrastructure, smart meters and smart consumer-owned energy assets such as batteries and inverters.

Outcome

A proof-of-concept platform that allows networks to assess how much consumer-owned energy can safely be connected to the electricity grid without additional investment in infrastructure, rather than the current practice of relying on static and conservative export limits.

Last updated
10 August 2022
Last updated 10 August 2022

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