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 a 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.
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, batteries, demand response 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 in the sector.
How will DEIP support the energy sector?
DEIP will function 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 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
Information and resources
- DEIP Overview (PDF 2MB)
- ARENA Distributed Energy Resources Projects (PDF 400KB)
- Media release – Harnessing the power of consumer energy
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