The Australian Energy Market Commission has held a public webinar on proposals that aim to remove barriers to the integration of distributed energy resources such as rooftop solar panels and batteries.

The 13 August webinar provided the opportunity for the proponents of the changes to discuss them with stakeholders.

It was attended about 170 people including AEMC Acting Chair Merryn York and Commissioner Charles Popple, jurisdictional government officials, market bodies and industry participants from distribution networks, retail businesses, consumer advocates and peak bodies.

The AEMC will take written submissions, which are due by 10 September 2020. The AEMC also plans to establish a technical working group to seek feedback on key issues raised in the rule change requests and to inform our thinking. Interested parties can register their interest at before 21 August 2020.

The changes have been requested by SA Power Networks, the St Vincent de Paul Society Victoria, and a joint request from the Total Environment Centre together with the Australian Council of Social Service.

DER is expected to play a growing role in meeting Australia’s energy needs into the future.

Further details including a summary can be found here.

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