Table 1

Classification of DG units in the National Electricity Market of Australia. (Adapted from the Australian Energy Market Operator [17].)

Classification Technical definition Typical installation
Micro ≤2 kW and connect to LV network Roof top solar PV
Mini 2–10 kW (1ϕ) or 30 kW (3ϕ) Fuel cells; combined heat and power systems
Small 10 kW (1ϕ) or 30 kW (3ϕ) to 1 MW Biomass, small hydro
Medium 1–5 MW Biomass, hydro, local wind generating units
Large ≥5 MW Co-generation, hydro, solar thermal, wind

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