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Our new energy future - DER

The DER roadmap changing how we make, use and store power

The DER Roadmap is a five-year plan to guide the better integration of all distributed energy resources, including solar panels, battery storage and electric vehicles, and ensure that the benefits are shared across all members of the community. The roadmap is the first major deliverable of the State Government's Energy Transformation Strategy.

The launch of the Distributed Energy Resources (DER) roadmap marks an exciting new phase for energy in WA and one that we are proud to be a part of.

We’ve been trialling and integrating distributed energy resources into the network for a while now from community batteries such as PowerBank, electric vehicles and microgrids to managing the uptake of solar. Our customers alone have installed around 270,000 rooftops solar photovoltaic (PV) systems.

Understanding how the network will function and developing capabilities to meet customer choices is critical to be us being future-ready and we’re ahead of the curve in evaluating many of these changing technologies.

The new five-year plan sets out measures to overcome technical, regulatory and market barriers to assist us integrating these resources into the grid, and we look forward to continuing working with Energy Policy WA, Horizon Power, Synergy and the Australian Energy Market Operator to implement it.

The roadmap helps us support high levels of DER on the network ensuring safe, secure and affordable electricity supply now and in the future. It is part of our plan to future-proof the network so that we can continue to seamlessly connect homes, businesses and essential community infrastructure to an increasingly dynamic energy mix.

The roadmap is a five-year plan that we are proud to be a part of!

Find out more: brighterenergyfuture.wa.gov.au