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The need for change
The growth of customer-owned energy technology such as rooftop solar, batteries, demand response and electric vehicles – collectively referred to as Distributed Energy Resources (DER) – has the potential to support a reliable, affordable and lower-emissions electricity grid.
However, the rapid uptake in rooftop solar systems in Australia (more than 2 million households or 7.5 GW) is already impacting traditional grid management practices and market frameworks. The uptake of DER is forecast to continue to dramatically increase to deliver almost half of all electricity supplied by 2050.
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.
What is DEIP?
The Distributed Energy Integration Program (DEIP) is a collaboration of government agencies, market authorities, industry and consumers associations aimed at maximising the value of customers’ DER for all energy users.
Led by a steering group the premise is that a forum that supports information exchange and collaboration on DER issues will enable a more efficient identification of knowledge gaps and priorities and accelerate reforms in the interest of customers.
Collaborate to maximise the value of Customers’ DER to the Australian energy system for the benefit of all energy users.
DEIP has 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 workstreams:
- 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
If you have any questions or would like to get involved email the DEIP team DEIP@arena.gov.au
The DEIP steering group is currently made up of 11 market bodies.