Australia has a rapidly growung renewables market and a grid with aging coal fired generation assets. More than 22% of residential dwellings (2 million) have rooftop solar and in Soiuh Australia wind and solar is the primary generation. Distributed generation resource deployment has massive implications for the grid and is happening at rapid rate. Residential, commercial & industrial and large scale grid storage is being rolled out even though the market structures are not designed for DER. I will give an overvbiew of the issues and wher the market is heading.
Over 17 years energy sector experience after 25 years in ITC, Steve is one of Australia’s most experienced renewable energy experts and advocates. President, Australian Smart Energy Council; Treasurer of the Global Solar Council; Treasurer, New Zealand & Pacific Solar & Storage Council; Director, Australian Institute of Energy; & Director, Asia Pacific PV Industry Association. Steve is also CEO of NoCarbon Pty Ltd. Career included political adviser, private & public sector senior exec & change advocate.