27 August, 20152015-08-27T11:30:00
11:30 AM 2015-08-27T11:30:00 - 1:30 PM 2015-08-27T01:30:00
CEC Offices: Level 15, 222 Exhibition Street Melbourne, 3000

The Clean Energy Council has released the results of a comprehensive study examining methodologies for evaluating the contribution of household solar and storage to distribution networks.

Key stakeholders are invited to attend a workshop with the authors (EY) and other key stakeholders to discuss the work’s analysis, findings and next steps.


The challenge
While the uptake of small-scale solar and storage is driven by many influences, the interaction between these technologies and network investment is largely missed by our regulatory frameworks. There is no doubt that the increasing contribution from these new devices can provide new benefits and costs to networks, but calculating these outcomes is challenging and must capture numerous technical influences.

The response
For this work the Clean Energy Council engaged EY to examine international examples and look at the real-world application of methodologies to calculate the value of the contribution of household solar and storage to distribution networks. The various approaches that could be taken remain open to debate. However, this critical analysis identifies a workable solution that deals with diversity across distribution networks, demand and generation characteristics.

While much more work will be required to fully implement the preferred methodology identified in the report, it provides a good platform to examine new approaches to network planning and pricing with an aim to help regulation catch up to new consumer demands.

This event is part of the Clean Energy Council-led Future Proofing in Australia’s Electricity Distribution Industry project which has received funding from the Australian Renewable Energy Agency under the Emerging Renewables Program.

We hope you can attend, and will circulate an agenda to registered attendees close to the event dates.