9 June 2010 – The CSIRO has released a report examining the social, technological, environmental and economic value of widespread distributed energy use in Australia.

According to an article by Tosh Szatow, published by he Warren Centre for Advanced Engineering:

“The engineering is do-able. Policy and regulatory frameworks need considered thought and leadership. All energy market stakeholders need to be engaged and educated. The Intelligent Grid Report is the culmination of a three year CSIRO research program which examined the social, technological, environmental and economic value of widespread distributed energy use in Australia.

“The Value Proposition is plain – the present value of cost savings of wide-scale deployment of distributed energy solutions could be as much as $130 billion by 2050, as well as helping reduce water usage associated with energy generation by up to 75 per cent should Australia adopt the Garnaut 450ppm emission trajectory.

“The water savings derive from a combination of distributed energy technologies and renewables, taking water usage associated with energy generation down to a fraction of what would otherwise be the case.” Read the whole article >>> https://thewarrencentre.blogspot.com/2010/05/intelligently-engineered-grid-for.html

See the Intelligent Grid Report here