Project EDGE is an innovative, first of its kind trial demonstrating a proof-of-concept Distributed Energy Resources (DER) Marketplace to inform current and future reforms in line with Australia’s Energy Security Board Post 2025 NEM initiatives.
This collaboration between the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO), AusNet Services (AusNet) and Mondo (collectively, the Project Partners), with financial support from the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) seeks to understand, test, and demonstrate a proof-of-concept DER Marketplace that enables efficient and secure coordination of aggregated DER to provide wholesale and local network support services within the constraints of the distribution network in a way that promotes the National Electricity Objective (NEO). The primary intent is to identify capabilities that can be replicated at scale across the National Electricity Market (NEM).
This presentation provides an overview of the project, learnings to date and research questions that aim to answer key questions across industry on the customer needs, alignment to the NEOs, wholesale integration capability, local network services requirements, operation within Dynamic Operating Envelopes (DOEs), how to efficiently exchange data at scale, and the roles and responsibilities of each of the actors within the DER Marketplace.
- Nick Regan, Business Lead – Project EDGE, AEMO
- John Theunissen, Project EDGE Lead, AusNet Services
- Anoop Nambiar, Program Manager, Distributed Energy, AusNet Services