There are a number of reasons why this Storage Register could be required.
When we commenced this project (in conjunction with the Energy Storage Council) in early 2016, we identified these 4 Reasons as starters:
|Reason 1 = To assist First Responders (particularly the fire service) to understand what’s onsite (and next door), and what to do with them, on their way to residential fire||We link to articles on this site about assistance to First Responders, where they are posted.|
|Reason 2 = To assist in any potential future product recalls, should they need to occur (esp with higher effectiveness than the usual approach)||We link to articles on this site about Product Recalls, where they are posted.|
|Reason 3 = To assist with life-cycle management, including decommissioning and recycling||We link to articles on this site about Life-Cycle Management, where they are posted.|
|Reason 4 = To assist with electricity system operations and planning.||We link to articles on this site about electricity systems operation and planning, where they are posted.|
As we have continued through the project, what we have seen (and learnt) has reinforced to us that the 4 reasons above are very real, and valid.
In parallel, other reasons have become apparent to us via a variety of means. These are listed below:
|Reason 5 = To a broader range of industry stakeholders with general market intelligence (such as with respect to growth rates, etc…)||We link to articles on this site about market intelligence, where they are posted.|
|Reason 6 = To assist in academic research, which might then flow on to the improvement of the industry.||We link to articles on this site about academic research, where they are posted.|
|Reason 7 = more to be added…||.|
|Reason 8 = more to be added…||.|
We are building the Energy Storage Register to meet all of these needs – such that the people who would like to access the data contained therein (subject to privacy provisions) can choose to do so through a commercial licence.