The Federal Government is providing $2.9 million in funding for a two-year project focused on the uptake of Distributed Energy Resources (DER) and two-way flows of energy in the ACT.
Over the next two years, Project Converge will develop capabilities for ACT residents to use their home solar and battery storage systems to contribute to energy reliability and security, and will offer insights that can be applied across the country.
The Federal Government is backing the project, with $2.9 million for Evoenergy to lead Project Converge.
The Hon Tim Wilson MP, Assistant Minister to the Minister for Industry, Energy and Emissions Reduction, said, “Our vision is to make households part of Australia’s climate solution.”
Project Converge will explore ways that electricity networks can accommodate the continued uptake of DER.
“Electricity networks face congestion risks from increasing sources of distributed generation, that’s why the Morrison Government is investing $2.9 million for Evoenergy to lead Project Converge – a program to alleviate electricity network congestion and increase network support in the ACT,” Mr Wilson said.
The project will be run in collaboration with the Battery Storage and Grid Integration Program at the Australian National University, Zepben and the ACT Government.