The report was prepared in September 2019 by Navigant Research and deals with factors that have contributed to making Australia a global leader for distributed energy resources (DERs). The topics covered include the evolving DER market in Australia, supporting technology for DERs and virtual power plants, and leveraging Australia as a test bed for global DER adoption.  The report is useful for electric utility owners and operators, engineers, technologists, system integrators, government officials, and policy makers.

Key words: Internet of Things (IoT), artificial intelligence, robotics, smart grid, natural gas, distributed energy resource

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