Project EDGE

Project EDGE (Energy Demand and Generation Exchange) is a multi-year project to demonstrate an off-market, proof-of-concept Distributed Energy Resource (DER) Marketplace that efficiently operates DER to provide both wholesale and local network services within the constraints of the distribution network. 

The project is a collaboration between AEMO, AusNet Services and Mondo, with financial support from the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) and is focussed within the Hume region of north-east Victoria. The intent is to use this to demonstrate capabilities which can then be replicated across other areas of the National Electricity Market (NEM).

The project demonstrates how consumer participation in a DER marketplace could be facilitated. A consumer chooses to engage an aggregator who utilises the consumer owned DER to deliver electricity services within the DER marketplace, in exchange for monetary compensation. The services required are determined by AEMO, or the Distribution Network Service Provider (DNSP).

A more detailed overview of the project is available in the following fact sheet:

Project EDGE Research Plan

Key outputs from Project EDGE include information and learnings that inform industry reform and the Post 2025 NEM initiatives. A detailed research plan has been developed to guide the activities undertaken to ensure the data obtained supports the objectives of the project and can be used as part of an evidence base for change and development of the future energy market and systems. 

The detailed Research Plan is available here:

Future knowledge sharing activities will aim to respond to the questions outlined in this research plan and will form the basis of work undertaken in the project trials. 

Aggregator Onboarding Documents

Project EDGE seeks to obtain a minimum of two additional aggregators to participate in the trial. To support the selection and registration of these aggregators, the following documents have been prepared:

Please note that documents are intended as a guide and may be subject to updates.

You can find more information on Project EDGE via the links or get in touch with EDGE@aemo.com.au.

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