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CER records 2376 batteries installed concurrently with solar panels systems as of December 2016

In the CER monthly summary of small-scale renewable energy installations across Australia, Cracking the small-scale code – December 2016, the regulator notes that:

“There were 64 PV systems that had a concurrent battery storage installation in December, bringing the total to 2376.”

Understanding the impact of battery storage on network operations and planning requires knowledge of how much capacity is currently installed and the potential for growth. The CER summary report provides a concrete number of battery installations at the end of 2016 but only for concurrent installations.

We are working to build the Energy Storage Register such that these instances of installed battery systems can be noted for the 4 reasons provided.