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ETU submission to the COAG Consultation

In September 2016, the Electrical Trades Union (ETU) provided this 11 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…


Ethnic Communities NSW submission to COAG consultation

On 21st September 2016, the Ethnic Communities Council of NSW Inc (ECCNSW) provided this 5 page submission to the COAG consultation process . In their submission, they provide support: “A battery energy storage register is vital for the three areas discussed in the paper”…


Clean Energy Council makes submission to COAG Consultation

On 20th September 2016, the Clean Energy Council (CEC) provided this 9 page submission plus this accompanying attachment 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…



AEMO provides submission to COAG Consultation

On 20th September 2016, the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) provided this 7 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…


AEC submission to COAG Consultation

On 20th September 2016, the Australian Energy Council (AEC) provided this 3 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…


AusGrid provides submission to COAG Consultation

On 20th September 2016, AusGrid provided this 8 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….


AGL Energy provides submission to COAG Consultation

On 20th September 2016, AGL Energy provided this 3 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…


ECA submission to the COAG Consultation

Energy Consumers Australia provided this undated 10 page submission to the COAG consultation process . In their submission, the ECA provide a broader perspective, noting that: “In an environment of change one of the most useful policy tools is data. This is recognized in…


Dr Penelope Crossley submission to COAG consultation

On 20th September 2016, Dr Penelope Crossley (of University of Sydney) provided this 19 page submission to the COAG consultation process.  In establishing her credibility, Dr Crossley (amongst other things) references this article ‘Is it time to establish a national register for stationary energy…


Reposit Power submission to COAG consultation

On 20th September,  Reposit Power provided this 2 page submission to the COAG consultation process . In their submission, they express reservations about a register: “Reposit believes in a transparent and efficient electricity market – but not a storage register“ In our…


Red Energy + Lumo Energy submission to COAG consultation

On 20th September, Red Energy / Lumo Energy provided this 3 page submission to the COAG consultation process . In their submission, they provide somewhat measured support: “We strongly support the registration of batteries where evidence suggests there is a critical need for information…