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ANU Energy Change Institute submission to COAG Consultation


On 20th September 2016, the Australian National University Energy Change Institute (ANU ECI) provided this 4 page submission to the COAG consultation process asking about both:
1)  The need for a central register of installed battery storage facilities; and
2)  A process by which it might be developed and maintained.

In its submission, it notes that it is supportive of the establishment of a register.

In our summary page here we proposed 4 key reasons why an Energy Storage Register could be required:

Reason 1 = To assist First Responders   

The ANU makes no specific comment about this area of need.

Where they are provided, we link to other articles referencing assistance to first responders as a reason for the Energy Storage Register.

Reason 2 = To assist in any potential future product recalls The ANU makes no specific comment about this area of need.

Where they are provided, we link to other articles referencing potential future product recalls as a reason for the Energy Storage Register.

Reason 3 = To assist with life-cycle management The ANU makes no specific comment about this area of need.

Where they are provided, we link to other articles referencing life-cycle management as a reason for the Energy Storage Register.

Reason 4 = To assist with electricity system operations and planning. In its submission, the ANU includes this note:

“The ANU ECI believes this data is highly desirable for distribution network operators. This is based on our work consulting with eight distribution network service providers, has found that the majority of them currently have no mechanism for collecting installation data for energy storage devices and are not being directly informed by installers of the presence of these devices within their networks. “

Where they are provided, we link to other articles referencing electricity system operations and planning intelligence as a reason for the Energy Storage Register.

Not Applicable here. N/A
Reason 6 = For Academic Research. In its submission, the ANU includes this note:

“This data is highly desirable to research organisations, and will enable them to conduct work which supports the integration of such systems into our electrical networks. “

They further note that:

“The ANU ECI believes that this information should be available to research organisations for the purposes of conducting research which facilitates their integration with the electrical grid/markets. This information should be provided at the highest level of detail available whilst still protecting owner privacy “

Where they are provided, we link to other articles referencing academic research as a reason for the Energy Storage Register.

We have reviewed this submission in conjunction with all the others.