Australian energy-tech company GreenSync has integrated Enphase battery technology into its Decentralised Energy Exchange (deX), GreenSync’s market-enabling software platform designed to connect and coordinate millions of distributed energy resources (DER).
The integration allows Enphase customers to support development of and participate in grid services to more effectively balance the supply and demand of electricity, making supply more secure and enabling the continued growth of household solar within Australia’s energy mix.
“This program with deX demonstrates the capability of smart DER technology,” said Enphase Energy Asia-Pacific managing director Wilf Johnston.
“By working with deX, we can provide data and behavioural insights that Australian grid operators need right now to meet the challenges of the rapid penetration of residential rooftop solar.”
During a two-week pilot for asset enrolment, Enphase customers across South Australia and Victoria registered their systems with deX. Grid operators now have near-instant visibility of those systems and a path to participate in future grid services, GreenSync says.
Following the success of this pilot, which saw a 20% participation rate, Enphase customers in Tasmania and Western Australia will also get the chance to participate in deX which GreenSync sees as a turn-key solution to high volume renewable grids in the near and long term.
“By providing better visibility and intelligence to those operating the grid, Enphase Energy hopes to contribute to the easing of restrictions on distributed energy resources such as zero export limits, and the systems tripping from high voltage issues,” said GreenSync head of customers Bruce Thompson.
In time, Enphase systems registered with deX will have the opportunity to get more value from their energy assets while supporting their local community and the overall electricity system.