A key specialist area of the ATA’s in this regard is the economic impact, both at the customer level and with respect to the dynamics of the electricity market, of distributed generation (DG). Through our work as consumer advocates on broader issues within the NEM, ATA has developed a solid understanding of the optimal role of DG such as solar photovoltaic (PV) in the energy market.
Electricity from DG has inherent value within the NEM based on a number of discrete components. That value exists whether the electricity is consumed within a household or premise, or fed directly into the grid.
It remains the case that economic evaluation of FiTs and the electricity supplied by DG in Australia (including in Victoria), is inadequate and without sufficient analysis of its full value in the NEM.
Click here to view the submission: Vic FiT 2014 Submission – Final 040714 v1.0