Case Study: Premises with solar generation facilities

26 Oct 2023

Key issues

A major commercial premises with an embedded network had capacity to install a significant number of rooftop solar arrays and export the power they generated back into the grid. However, the volume of exported power became so significant that the regulated caps for exports without authorisation as a generator were close to being exceeded.

Our solution

There are several options available for the owners of large commercial premises with solar generation facilities. Some owners have opted to go through the process of becoming registered as generators, with dispatchable power that can contribute to power flows in the grid. Others opt for appointing an agent to manage this on their behalf, where the agent is authorised to aggregate export bids into AEMO’s dispatch processes.

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