Distributed Energy Resources Grid Connection Guidelines – Framework and Principle
The Australian Distributed Energy Resources (DER) Network Connection Guidelines set out the framework, principles, approach and technical settings Australian Network Service Providers (NSPs) shall adopt in the development and application of their technical requirements for grid connection of DER.
The objectives of the guidelines are to:
- Give rise to clear and complete technical requirements for grid connection for each Australian DNSP
- Provide for a level of consistency between Australian DNSPs’ technical requirements for grid connection in terms of both structure of presentation and the requirements themselves
- Ensure that DNSPs technical requirements are consistent with the National Electricity Objective. That is, that the technical requirements give regard to the long-term interest of consumers by appropriately balancing the economic benefits, costs and risks that the requirements impose upon the network, proponents and Australia’s electricity system more generally.