Submission to Distributed Energy Resources (DER) technical standards consultation Alternative formats available on request to PIAC - Contact PIAC
PIAC responded to the Australian Energy Market Commission’s (AEMC) consultation on a proposal to make the AEMC responsible for the ongoing governance of Distributed Energy Resource (DER) technical standards in the National Energy Market (NEM).
PIAC supported the proposal:
- establishing DER technical standards as part of the National Electricity Rules (NER) or a subordinate instrument under the NER;
- providing for the compliance and enforcement of those standards; and
- establishing the AEMC as the responsible decision maker for creating DER technical standards.
We consider these arrangements will provide an enduring solution where DER technical standards can be consistently applied across NEM jurisdictions.
As part of this, we recommended a new DER Standards Committee should be established to oversee the development of new DER Technical Standards. We provided advice on how this committee should be selected and its role.