Not just poles and wires
As the owner and operator of electricity distribution networks, our role in supplying power to customers has evolved. While providing reliable, safe and affordable electricity supplies is still a priority, how we do it involves significant innovation in managing the increasingly complex and sophisticated system behind it.
Our role as a Distribution System Operator (DSO) expands on our traditional services and involves three main functions:
- Enabling all forms of distributed energy resources to be connected and to export their excess power into our networks, while also encouraging a shift in when power is used to optimise rewnewables.
- Facilitating participation in the electricity market by new trader services such as electricity aggregators. By signalling network conditions such as where there is capacity or constraint, we enable these third parties to trade and move electricity through our networks.
- Maintaining system security and network stability in coordination with the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO).
To read more about the transformation of our business and how we’re supporting our customers as they invest in solar, batteries, electric vehicles and other technologies read the document below.