Distributed Energy Integration Program: Standards, Data and Interoperability Working Group

09/07/2020
MarketDER Meetings

This working group relates to the Distributed Energy Integration Program (DEIP) and AEMO’s Standards and connections workstream.

The DEIP ‘Standards, Data and Interoperability Working Group’ (SDIWG) brings together a broad range of industry stakeholders and consumer group representatives to develop specific requirements around the standards, data and interoperability capabilities for DER. This working group will collaborate with all aspects of the DER Program, with key findings and outcomes feeding into the DEIP Market Development stream and DER initiatives across the industry.

Working Group Mission:

To support the development and implementation of industry technical standards, guidelines or protocols to support the safe and reliable integration of Distributed Energy Resources (DER) into the Australian electricity system, in a manner that maximises value for customers.

Objective:

The objectives of the group is to facilitate cross industry discussion, knowledge sharing, consensus building and decision making regarding the development of standards, data capability and interoperability of DER devices. 

The key purpose of the working group are:

  • Prioritising, coordinating and steer the required activities to establish uniform data, interoperability and cyber standards across the distribution network.
  • Provide direction as per the DEIP steering committee outcomes and communicate this to the relevant taskforce responsible for the results.
  • Provide governance to review the current standards, data and interoperability landscape and identifying gaps to integrating DER successfully into the future energy landscape.
  • Communicate and highlight key priorities for the DER standards, data and interoperability landscape to industry and broader stakeholders.

The group will also provide an avenue for sharing learnings, achievements and challenges of the Standard, Data and Interoperability workstream, how this interacts with the related DEIP working groups, and aligning tasks to the broader DER Program of work.  

For more information about the scope and objectives of this working group, refer to the Terms of Reference.

Working Group and Taskforce Structure

The working groups will interact with the taskforces and DEIP Steering Committee as per the following diagram:

The SDIWG will also include open channels of communication with the various DEIP working groups:

  • Market Development WG
  • Price and Tariffs WG
  • Electric Vehicles WG

Meeting Schedule:

The Working groups will meet on a monthly basis as per the following indicative schedule:

Meeting

Date

Time (AEST)

Working Group #1

22-Apr-20

14:00 - 16:00

Working Group #2

20-May-20

14:00 - 16:00

Working Group #3

17-Jun-20

14:00 - 16:00

Working Group #4

15-Jul-20

14:00 - 16:00

 Working Group #5

19-Aug-20

14:00 - 16:00

 Working Group #6

16-Sep-20

14:00 - 16:00

Members:

AGL
Airconditioning and Refrigeration Equipment Manufacturers Association of Australia (AREMA)
Ausgrid
Australian Energy Council (AEC)
Australian Energy Market Commission (AEMC)
Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO)
Australian Energy Regulator (AER)
Australian National University (ANU)
Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA)
Clean Energy Council (CEC)
Clean Energy Regulator (CER)
Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisations (CSIRO)
Energy Consumers Australia (ECA)
Energy Networks Australia (ENA)
Energy Security Board (ESB)
Public Interest Advocacy Centre (PIAC)
SA Power Networks (SAPN)
Smart Energy Council (SEC)
Standards Australia

For further information, or to get involved please contact DERSDI@aemo.com.au 

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