Australian Chart of the week | Distribution networks unDER the pump

Rooftop solar has grown rapidly over the last decade, numbers indicate that almost 10GW has been installed across the NEM. However, AEMO’s projections indicate that there is still plenty more to come (~4GW over the next decade). The effects of behind-the-meter (BTM) solar on market outcomes are well documented (including by us).

In this week’s Chart of the week, we look at the impact of distributed energy resources (DER) on the distribution network. We also consider some of the challenges arising in efficiently managing the transition to a two-way market.

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