Andrew Truswell

Acting Executive General Manager Australian Energy Market Commission (AEMC)

Conference Day One: Tuesday, 22 September 2020

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2020

3:10 PM The Australian Energy Market Commission: Policy and Regulation for Reliable, Secure and Economical Energy Provision in a Changing Energy Market

Macro and micro level transformations of the National Energy Market (NEM) are impacting how the power system operates as well as the measures and resources required to deliver reliability and security for consumers. In this session, the AEMC will share perspectives on the growth of microgrids in the decentralizing network and the progression of the regulatory framework being positioned to leverage the opportunities microgrids offer to the energy economy.

  • Broad spectrum of work: embedded networks vs stand-alone systems
  • The importance of consistent consumer protection outcomes
  • Facilitating stand-alone systems within existing pricing structures
  • Proposed tiered framework: tailoring regulation to specific circumstances
  • Implementation and roll-out of updated regulatory arrangements

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5:40 PM REGULATORY / POLICY PANEL: What Role Do Microgrids Play as Part of the Changing Electricity Market?

Microgrids are a technology which is considered to facilitate the modernization of the grid. But the value drivers for microgrids vary by customer, utility and regulator. This panel will look to outline the appropriate regulatory model needed to optimize the value of a microgrid and the multiplicity of angles which must be considered.

  • Technology innovation, increased DER and climate policy directives
  • Microgrids as an opportunity for the energy sector
  • Regulatory changes of the network: the current and future state of the Energy Economy
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