ARENA announces funding for Australian grid hosting capacity projects

February 13, 2019
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by Max Halik
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The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) recently announced AU$9.6 million (US$6.8 million) in funding for various projects aimed at increasing renewables hosting capacity in Australia. Distribution grid operator SA Power Networks received funding for building distribution network constraint models to enable full operation of Tesla's virtual power plant in South Australia and increased PV export. Solar Analytics also received funding for gathering data from PV systems when voltage limits are passed. All in all, Australia is directing targeted funding to address its current grid constraints while preparing for more renewables in the future; clients should look for partnership opportunities in innovative grid management projects. 

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