Improving electricity use in small business

Comprehensive technical analysis of solar PV, storage and demand management opportunities for Australian Small-Medium Enterprises (SMEs) based electricity consumption, tariffs and future outlook.

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Grid integration of renewables – research stocktake

Targeted stocktake of research works that considered the integration of renewable energy into Australian distribution networks.

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Grid connection experiences survey

Australia’s most comprehensive survey of the experiences of connecting all sizes of generation to distribution grids, identifying aspects of the connection process that are the most challenging and providing recommendations for improvement.

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Technology testing survey

Technical report canvasing industry perceptions of the technical performance of large inverter-based energy systems and evaluates the need for a domestic testing and certification framework, setting out the feasibility and design principles for such a framework.

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Priorities for inverter energy system connection standards

Research report identifying the priority challenges for the connection of mid-scale solar PV and storage that could benefit from benefit from standardisation.

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Calculating the value of small-scale generation to networks

Technical analysis to establish a calculation methodology to value the contribution of small-scale solar PV and storage to the gird networks in order to make the most economically efficient use of distribution network assets.

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Review of policies and incentives and advice on policy responses

A detailed consultation and review and critique of current Australian market conditions and challenges and opportunities to increasing the uptake of renewable energy and emerging clean technologies, including the development of policy case studies from overseas markets and recommendations for the policy development.

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Embedded generation grid-connection standards scoping study

Research and consultation to scope all aspects of technical standards/guidelines for the connection of small-medium scale embedded generation systems (notionally rated between 30kW and 5MW) to distribution networks in order to then develop and implement such standards/guidelines.

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