An exciting two-year, $2.9m project led by The University of Queensland and part-funded by the Australian Renewable Energy Agency’s (ARENA’s) Advancing Renewables Program is developing and trialling a highly sophisticated distribution network analysis tool to lower the barriers to the connection of mid-sized solar PV systems to the network.

ARENA is interested in seeing network-related impediments to more solar PV connections reduced. The Solar Enablement Initiative, led by The University of Queensland, also includes electricity distributors Energex, United Energy and TasNetworks, Australian Power Institute (API), Energy Networks Australia (ENA), community builder Springfield City Group, Queensland University of Technology and consultancy Aurecon.
In addition to the $1.19 million in funding from ARENA, the API, ENA and Springfield City Group have all made financial contributions, with all project partners providing substantial in-kind contributions, including Energex providing a Project Manager.

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