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G-PST/ESIG Webinar Series: Project EDGE / DER Marketplace Demonstration
March 30, 2022 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT
Featured Speakers: Nick Regan, Business Lead – Project EDGE, AEMO; John Theunissen, Project EDGE Lead, AusNet Services; Anoop Nambiar, Program Manager, Distributed Energy, AusNet Services
About the Webinar: Project EDGE is an innovative, first of its kind trial demonstrating a proof-of-concept DER Marketplace to inform current and future reforms in line with Australia’s Energy Security Board Post 2025 NEM initiatives.
This collaboration between the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO), AusNet Services (AusNet) and Mondo (collectively, the Project Partners), with financial support from the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) seeks to understand, test, and demonstrate a proof-of-concept Distributed Energy Resources (DER) Marketplace that enables efficient and secure coordination of aggregated DER to provide wholesale and local network support services within the constraints of the distribution network in a way that promotes the National Electricity Objective (NEO). The primary intent is to identify capabilities that can be replicated at scale across the National Electricity Market (NEM).
This presentation will provide an overview of the project, learnings to date and research questions that aim to answer key questions across industry on the customer needs, alignment to the National Electricity Objectives, wholesale integration capability, local network services requirements, operation within Dynamic Operating Envelopes (DOEs), how to efficiently exchange data at scale, and the roles and responsibilities of each of the actors within the DER Marketplace.
About the Speakers: Nick Regan leads Project EDGE, a practical DER Marketplace demonstration. Project EDGE (Energy Demand and Generation Exchange) aims to develop an evidence base to shape a pathway for DER integration, at scale, into Australia’s power systems and markets that has consumers’ best interests at its core.
Nick has held product, project management and management consulting roles focussed on the decentralisation of Australia’s power system and its economic, market and commercial implications. Prior to entering the energy industry, Nick worked in corporate banking deal teams as a credit risk analyst. Nick is passionate about shaping an energy system that operates in the best interests of people and the planet.
John Theunissen leads DER integration initiatives within AusNet Services’ Emerging Markets team and is also the EDGE project lead for AusNet.
John is an electrical engineer who has held numerous technical management roles within AusNet Services and its predecessor companies over the last 25 years, initially in the protection, control and communication areas, and later in leading smart grid and network modernization initiatives. He is passionate about network intelligence, automation, distributed energy resources and data science, especially their ability to shape future energy ecosystems.
Anoop Nambiar is an energy industry management professional with extensive experience in the application of transformative technologies and effective management practices to achieve operational and strategic organisational objectives. With a proven record of building and leading highly effective teams, he is driven by the satisfaction of solving complex problems through strong teamwork and a shared passion for delivery.
Anoop has held various roles across the Australian Energy Market Operator, AGL Energy and Vencorp, and is currently the Program Manager for DER Market Trials at Mondo (AusNet Services).
Moderator: Charlie Smith, Executive Director, ESIG
Registration Cost: FREE
Q&A Session: We will be using the slido platform for Q&A. Please submit your questions and follow-along during the event at this link.