AEMC: Making Room for More Solar and New Energy Tech

AEMC: Making Room for More Solar and New Energy Tech

AU Energy Compliance
On 25 March 2021, the Australian Energy Market Commission released to draft determination that aims to assist with the integration of more small scale-solar and other energy technologies, such as batteries into the electricity grid. Commenting on the draft determination, AEMC Chief Executive Benn Barr said, "Within 10 years, half of all energy users will be using home energy options like solar. We must make sure this seismic shift doesn't leave anyone behind because every Australian, whether they have solar or not, deserves an affordable, sustainable power system." The draft determination aims to address the problem of 'traffic jams' on the electricity network which are occurring now. Those traffic jams are expected (by some) to get worse as more solar is connected to the grid. Blocking power exports because the…
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