Open Energy Networks – joint consultation with Energy Networks Australia
In June 2018, AEMO and Energy Networks Australia opened a consultation on the “Open Energy Networks” project to identify how best to transition to a two-way grid that allows better integration of DER to deliver better outcomes for all customers.
Open Energy Networks - Interim Report
This report was drafted to provide stakeholders with an overview of key content developed through the detailed research and engagement phases of the program, and details what the program has determined as required capabilities and actions that will be needed to underpin the integration of a high DER future.
EA Tech report and Smart Grid Architecture Models
As detailed in the interim report the Open Energy Networks Project has ran a series of workshops to develop the detailed SGAMs for each of the frameworks, including the 4th Hybrid model. The detailed models for each of these frameworks can be found below. Detail on how to interpret these model can found in the Energy Networks report: Modelling the DSO transition using the Smart Grid Architecture Method.
International Review of DER Coordination
This report was commission by AEMO to support the Open Energy Networks project by reviewing the progress made internationally in the steps to develop DER coordination frameworks between Distribution and Transmission networks.
- Coordination of Distributed Energy Resources; International System Architecture Insights for Future Market Design (4.3 MB, pdf)
Cost Benefit Framework
The project has also commissioned a report by the CSIRO to review work done to support cost benefit analysis of Distribution coordination and optimisation of DER. This report reviews work done both nationally and internationally and provides a framework for a full cost benefit analysis.
As part of the Open Energy Networks project, a cost-benefit analysis was commissioned by Energy Networks Australia and AEMO. Baringa Consulting undertook this cost-benefit analysis of the concepts and models identified.
- Baringa Assessment of Open Energy Networks Frameworks (2.4 MB, pdf)
2018 Consultation Paper
The original paper was launched with a webinar that had over 350 registered participants. We held four major workshops during the consultation period, with over 500 attendees from 100 different organisations, representing the entire spectrum of the energy sector.
62 submissions were received at the completion of the consultation.
These are available below*:
- Queensland University of Technology (38 KB, docx)
- Greater Western Sydney Energy Alliance (678 KB, pdf)
- Paul Caston (44 KB, docx
- EnerNOC (415 KB, pdf)
- City of Sydney (111 KB, pdf)
- Open Cities Service Alliance (253 KB, pdf)
- Ausgrid (264 KB, pdf)
- Public Interest Advocacy Centre (471 KB, pdf)
- St Vincent de Paul Society (SACOSS) (423 KB, pdf)
- Reposit Power (657 KB, docx)
- Australian Gas Infrastructure Group (856 KB, pdf)
- Open Cities (251 KB, pdf)
- Climate Works and Seed (149 KB, pdf)
- Tasmanian Renewable Energy Alliance (831 KB, pdf)
- Essential Energy (259 KB, pdf)
- Horizon Power (834 KB, pdf)
- Renewable Newstead (99 KB, pdf)
- Marchment Hill Consulting (207 KB, pdf)
- AGL (204 KB, pdf)
- SA Power Networks (38 KB, pdf)
- Clean Energy Council (686 KB, pdf)
- University of NSW Centre for Energy and Environmental Markets (2.1 MB, pdf)
- Reinhausen Australia (193 KB, pdf)
- Citipower, Powercor & United Energy (322 KB, pdf)
- Consort Project (200 KB, pdf)
- CSR (167 KB, pdf)
- EMH Trade (112 KB, pdf)
- Simply Energy (201 KB, pdf)
- Samuel Steinberg (46 KB, pdf)
- GHD Pty Ltd (226 KB, pdf)
- Western Power (2.6 MB, pdf)
- Frank Reale (65 KB, pdf)
- Energy Queensland (620 KB, pdf)
- Evoenergy (609 KB, pdf)
- Greensync (98 KB, pdf)
- Jemena (326 KB, pdf)
- Memsi (174 KB, pdf)
- SAS Institute (1.5 MB, docx)
- Endeavour Energy (210 KB, pdf)
- Jan Nicol (28 KB, docx)
- AusNet Services (645 KB, pdf)
- Wattwatchers (287 KB, pdf)
- Mark Majzoub (26 KB, pdf)
- Origin Energy (294 KB, pdf)
- Planet Ark Power (342 KB, pdf)
- Power Ledger (227 KB, pdf)
- Powerlink (248 KB, pdf)
- Red Lumo (155 KB, pdf)
- University of Melbourne (45 KB, docx)
- SA Power Networks (350 KB, pdf)
- S & C Electric Company (635 KB, pdf)
- Schneider Electric (561 KB, pdf)
- Hydro Tasmania (567 KB, pdf)
- The Customer Advocate (243 KB, pdf)
- TasNetworks (442 KB, pdf)
- Tesla (637 KB, pdf)
- Total Environment Centre (133 KB, pdf)
- Australian National University (503 KB, pdf)
*Please note some organisations have asked for their submissions to be kept confidential.
Combined Submission response and General Outcomes
Attached below is a document that summarises the submissions received to the Open Energy Networks consultation paper. This includes the issues raised in the submissions and the joint AEMO/ENA Open Energy project response to these issues.
- Combined Submission Response (1.2 MB, pdf)
AEMO and Energy Networks Australia have subsequently run a series of Functional Specification Workshops in Sydney, Melbourne and Perth. These workshops have developed detailed Actor -Agent model. We are using a similar approach to that undertaken recently in the UK and more information about this can be obtained in the following report http://www.energynetworks.org/assets/files/Modelling-DSO-Transition-Using-SGAM_Issue2.1_PublicDomain.pdf