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Project Converge

Evoenergy is partnering with the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA), the Battery Storage and Grid Integration Program at the Australian National University (ANU), the ACT Government and Zepben to lead a project that will implement ‘shaped operating envelopes’ in our electricity network.

With funding and support from ARENA's Advancing Renewables Program and the ACT Government, Evoenergy will work with consortium partners to use the latest technology to improve the way we manage electricity network peaks, reduce electricity prices and unlock additional network capacity to allow Canberrans greater potential exports of solar and battery energy to the grid. Shaped operating envelopes are new to Canberra’s electricity network and will enable Evoenergy to manage the electricity network in a way that takes into account two-way energy flows, network constraints in the area and the unique import and export capability for each solar and battery connection.

Throughout the project, Evoenergy will work with owners of eligible solar and battery systems to establish a shaped operating envelope that will optimise the import and export time and capacity unique to their network connection. Project participants will be eligible for a $200 registration payment.

See more information or register your interest to participate at Project Converge.

Ginninderry Residential Battery Trial

With the support of the ACT Government and the Ginninderry Joint Venture, Evoenergy will be providing subsidised residential batteries for up to 75 homes in Ginninderry Stage 1A to explore how small-scale solar and batteries interact with local electrical infrastructure in areas where there is 100 percent solar uptake.

Through this project, we’ll be collaborating with these battery owners to alleviate network congestion during peak demand periods. This is being achieved through the trial of a new cost-reflective tariff designed to support the local electricity grid, and provide customers with more control over their electricity bills. This project will play an important role in helping evolve the way we manage network demand and ensure our energy network continues to be resilient, reliable, safe and secure into the future.

Registrations for Evoenergy’s Ginninderry Residential Battery Trial are expected to open in October 2020. We’ll get in touch with eligible Ginninderry residents and provide project updates on the Evoenergy website.

See more information about the funding we’ve received for this project under the ACT Government’s Renewable Energy Innovation Fund. 

Evoenergy Residential Tariff Trial

As the energy landscape changes, more Canberrans are choosing to connect the latest energy products at home, such as solar, batteries, home energy management systems and electric vehicles. To help further understand the interaction between these technologies and the electricity network, Evoenergy is trialling a new tariff designed specifically for residents with solar and batteries at home, to explore how these technologies may help balance peaks and troughs in Canberra's electricity supply and provide customers with more control over their energy bills. Find out more.

The EV Grid

Evoenergy is partnering with Jemena and JET Charge to for The EV Grid: Enabling Electric Vehicle Friendly Networks and Neighbourhoods trial to understand more about how electric vehicle charging impacts the network.

With $1.6 million in funding from the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA), the trial will be led by Jemena in partnership with AusNet Services, Evoenergy, TasNetworks and United Energy to install smart, efficient wall chargers in the homes of participating electric vehicle owners. The trial will allow participating electric vehicle owners and energy distributors to collaborate on the integration and use of electric vehicles in the electricity network to help manage energy consumption at peak times.

Chargers will be supplied and installed for free for a standard installation, saving participants around $2,000, and a bonus of up to $300 will be provided to participants who remain on the trial for the full trial period. Standard Installation includes up to 20 meters direct circuit from your switchboard to the EV charger, and does not include switchboard upgrades (if required).

See more information about the EV Grid project or register your interest to participate

Demand Management

Demand management allows customers to reduce their electricity demand for a period of time in exchange for a payment or reduction in their electricity charges. It is a win-win situation where customers are compensated for their involvement and receive lower electricity charges long-term, while helping Evoenergy manage demand on the network. Find out more.

Embedded generation

Generators connected to our distribution network are called ‘embedded generators’ (EGs). These generators are embedded within our distribution network and not directly connected to our transmission network. The entity that owns, operates or controls an embedded generating unit is called the Embedded Generator. Find out more.

DER Integration and Automation

Distributed energy resources (DER) such as solar photovoltaics (PV), battery installations and electric vehicles are increasing in popularity in Canberra and we need to understand more about the affect they have on the electricity network and how we can optimise their use. The DER Integration and Automation project will investigate and test options for how DER can effectively integrate into our energy system and how they can be used by customers to their full potential.

The DER Integration and Automation project has received $2.05 million in funding from the Australian Renewable Energy Agency, and will be led by Evoenergy and delivered in close collaboration with project partners Schneider Electric, GreenSync, and Withywindle. Find out more or visit ARENA's website:

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