Together with Ergon Energy, Energex, Essential Energy, GridQube, and The University of Queensland, as part of Project Shield Luceo is tackling one of the biggest obstacles on the road towards more Distributed Energy Resources (DER), especially rooftop solar!

The consortium led by luceo and funded by the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA), is looking to find a data-driven solution to the question: what level of measurement data should be acquired to allow for an accurate assessment on how much DER can be connected safely without additional network investment?

The project, known as SHIELD (Synchronising Heterogeneous Information (to) Evaluate Limits (for) DNSPs) will demonstrate how, by using various, already existing data sources combined with the Luceo Platform and the GridQube State Estimation software system, a safe and reliable determination on available DER hosting capacity can be made. The aim is to give Distributed Network Service Providers (DNSPs) like Energy Queensland and Essential Energy the opportunity to move from static and conservative DER limitations to more accurate limitations that are based on data. Ultimately this will allow network operators to better plan or defer network upgrades to the benefit of all customers.

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