DSO and Beyond: Optimising Planning and Regulation for DM & DER
Purpose of project
This opportunity assessment will focus on the following areas:
1) Maximising customer value from existing Demand Management regulatory incentives
2) Analysis of Distribution System Operator functions to enhance customer outcomes
3) Customers-centred review of reform opportunities for regulation of networks services
Impact of project
This theme will improve the application of existing and planned regulatory reforms including the DMIS, DMIA and WDRM, and facilitate future beneficial regulatory reform.
By providing practical models for optimising DSO planning, deployment and dispatch, this project could facilitate rapid growth in cost-effective DM and DER, with significant benefits in costs savings, reliability, and emission reduction.
Project partners – industry and research
UTS (Lead), AGL, Ausgrid, Curtin University, Department of Energy, Environment and Climate Action (Victoria), EPRI, Monash University, Planet Ark Power, RMIT
Non Partner Statement of Commitment: Total Environment Centre, Energy Consumers Australia