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Why is an Energy Storage Register necessary?

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.