Very Fast FCAS Begins
- October 10, 2023
At 1pm market time (2pm AEDT) on the 9th of October two new energy markets started in the NEM, the Very Fast Contingency Frequency Control Ancillary Services. Who participated, who was dispatched, and what can this tell us about the technology mix of the new NEM?
Grids' Submission to Integrating Price Responsive Resources Rule Change
- September 7, 2023
Grids believes that this rule change creates the opportunity to consider holistic integration of price-responsive DER into the NEM. One aspect to consider is reducing costs and barriers to participating through AEMO developing fit for purpose systems, processes, and settings suitable for DER participating in system level markets.
A Review of Australian Microgrid Technologies
- August 27, 2023
This report describes different technology solutions and functions that microgrid projects require, as well as a review of vendor offerings in relation to these functions. The information contained in this report serves as a guide and examples of what groups can consider when assessing and procuring microgrid technologies.
The VPP Demonstration Sunsets
- August 26, 2023
At the end of June 2023 VPPs were required to have faster metering to remain in fast FCAS markets. Which VPPs remained in fast FCAS and which dropped out?
The $500M Duplicate Metering Disaster Approaches
- May 17, 2023
The rise of flexible export limits and reduced static export limits in the national electricity market means that solar systems will be increasingly required to monitor their exports. What is the cost of these extra meters to consumers and is there a better option?
Can we talk about DSO regulation in the NEM?
- May 11, 2023
Networks are driving ahead demonstrating technical and commercial feasibility of their new roles and capabilities as a Distributed System Operator. We need greater consideration on the regulatory feasibility and options to efficiently roll out these capabilities.
The UK has some CLASS, a peak into DSO regulation
- May 10, 2023
In the UK networks are allowed to bid customer capacity into competitive markets where they share those revenues between themselves and the customers. How did this occur and what can we learn about good processes to regulated new distributed system operator (DSO) functions?
DER in Markets, the Bootstrapping Problem
- May 1, 2023
Reducing minimum registration sizes and bidding increments in the NEM is essential for the uptake and healthy competition of DER in markets. Our current plans don't seem to address this until after 2030, and in some markets we're actually going backwards.
Removing Barriers to CER
- March 28, 2023
Small, incremental changes that can remove barriers to CER market participation.