On 15 July 2020, the ESB released a Consultation Paper on the Governance of DER Technical Standards.
To support stakeholders in making submissions on this important topic, we are hosting a webinar on 21 July 2020. The session will run through the detail in the Paper followed by an opportunity for clarification Q&A.
Please register your interest using the form below.
About the Consultation Paper
In March 2020, the COAG Energy Council (Council) agreed to implement measures to improve the governance of DER technical standards and develop new governance arrangements for DER technical standards, consistent with the ESB’s DER Integration workplan.
The Consultation Paper proposes the establishment of a new Governance Committee, convened under the AEMC, to oversee the development of DER technical standards to meet electrical system security requirements, support distribution network management and provide long-term affordability and choice for consumers, including through the sale of DER services.
The ESB seeks feedback from stakeholders on the function, output and format of the Committee, in addition to other questions highlighted in the consultation paper. Please see the paper for full submission details.
Note there are two other related activities currently underway to improve DER technical standards:
1. AEMO is developing a set of initial minimum DER technical standards, and
2. AEMC is assessing the associated rule change request submitted by AEMO to enable these initial standards to be put in place.
The ESB invites you to join the webinar and to provide a submission on the Paper by 28 July 2020.
If you have any further questions please contact the Jenny Gannon, Project Manager Governance of DER Technical Standards on Jenny.Gannon@esb.org.au