10 March, 20162016-03-10T02:30:00
2:30 PM 2016-03-10T02:30:00 - 4:30 PM 2016-03-10T04:30:00
UNSW, CBD Campus, Theatre 7 on Level 7, 1 O'Connell St, Sydney NSW

The Clean Energy Council has released a comprehensive study examining issues and solutions to enabling grid-support from mid-scale generation and storage.

As a key stakeholder, we invite you to attend a workshop with the authors (Entura) and other key stakeholders to discuss the work’s analysis, findings and next steps.

The challenge

Mid-scale generation and storage systems have the potential to play a significant role in supporting the grid. However, the rate of uptake of this potential resource is currently very low, meaning a huge opportunity could be being missed.

The response

The Clean Energy Council engaged leading consultants Entura to analyse opportunities to better integrate renewable energy generation and enabling technologies, while promoting the most economic use of distribution network assets. This study recommends providing the market with increased visibility on how to access available opportunities, including promoting business models that better enable embedded generation and storage to provide grid support.

It is clear from this analysis that the challenges are multi-faceted and there doesn’t appear to be an easy fix. However, given energy market reform’s long lead-times, it remains critical that consideration be given to creating incentives and market settings which enable network support in the future.

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 closer to the date.