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Apr 06 2020

DER roadmap welcomed

WA’s Distributed Energy Resources (DER) Roadmap is a sensible plan to harness the benefits of new power delivery technologies for all energy users.

The Australian Energy Council’s Chief Executive Sarah McNamara welcomed the release of the roadmap.

“This work reflects the energy transition that is underway. A transition that sees electricity become more of a consumer good and customers increasingly in control of how they consume and source their energy.

“The Energy Council believes competition is the best enabler of innovative customer-centric products to optimise the use of distributed energy. 

“Maximising value for all customers by sending appropriate and clear pricing signals will help drive further innovation and development of DER-related services. 

“Changes to the way we pay for electricity to reflect the costs and benefits of supplying it at different times will also encourage consumers to be more flexible and efficient with their energy use.

“While we have seen solar technology adopted nationally, there is no doubt that WA is now at the leading edge, boasting one in three households with solar on their rooftops. This roadmap is a timely response to the changes underway to ensure the power system can remain reliable and secure.”

About the Australian Energy Council

The Council represents 23 major electricity and downstream natural gas businesses operating in competitive wholesale and retail energy markets. These businesses collectively generate the overwhelming majority of electricity in Australia and sell gas and electricity to over 10 million homes and businesses.

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