Distributed energy resources integration – updating regulatory arrangements (ERC0309, ERC0310, ERC0311)

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In early July 2020, the Australian Energy Market Commission (AEMC) received three rule change requests that aim to better facilitate the efficient integration of distributed energy resources (DER) for the grid of the future. These rule changes include:
  • ERC0309 – Network planning and access for distributed energy resources
  • ERC0310 – Allowing DNSPs to charge for exports to the network
  • ERC0311 – Access, pricing and incentive arrangements for distributed energy resources
The AEMC initiated these rule change requests on 30 July 2020. Given the similar subject matter and timings within the consultation process, the three rule change requests will be considered under the one Market Alert.