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Aug 11 2022

Australia's Energy Future - Distribution networks and the energy transition

The roles and responsibilities of electricity distribution networks are being challenged by the changing mix of resources in the grid. The energy transition is not just about reducing emissions by changing technologies in large-scale generation, it is also about a trend towards more localised, or distributed energy resources (DER). The Australian Energy Council’s latest discussion paper looks at what the transition might mean for distribution networks and customers.

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