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Energex submission to COAG consultation


On 20th September 2016, Energex provided this 12 page submission to the COAG consultation process providing support:

“Energex supports the establishment of an energy storage register…” (more below)

In our summary page here we list the 4 key reasons we identified (up front) as to why an Energy Storage Register could be required – to which other reasons have been added as they have come to light to us (or been pointed out to us directly).

With respect to these 4 key reasons, Energex provides these specific comments:

Reason 1 = To assist First Responders  In their submission, Energex specifically notes:

“… the significant value which emergency response teams will derive from having an awareness of the location and chemistry of energy storage devices

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 No specific mention was made with respect to potential future product recalls.

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 No specific mention was made with respect to life-cycle management.

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 their submission, Energex specifically notes:

(from above) “… in order to enable effective and safe planning, management and operation of the distribution network

They also note:

“… information captured in the register would be beneficial to the AEMO’s planning and operational activities

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

The attachment provides more details worth reviewing.