Rooftop solar, batteries, EVs and heat pumps must not come 2nd to large-scale electricity generation

Urgent action needed to integrate consumer energy assets into our electricity system to underpin Australia’s future economic prosperity with lower electricity and transport costs, and eliminate our dependency on gas.

Household rooftop solar, electric vehicles, batteries, hot water systems, and air conditioners could save Australians a massive $19 billion in energy costs by 2040.

A new report by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA) has for the first time analysed the full range of benefits that flow from householders and businesses installing consumer energy resources, also called distributed energy resources (DER).

Dr Gabrielle Kuiper, a specialist in distributed energy and author of the IEEFA report, argues distributed energy resources must not come second in policy, planning and regulation to transmission and large-scale generation.

Read a more extensive article about Dr Kuiper's report here.

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Anne Delaney
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April 21, 2024
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