Registered agents in the Small-scale Renewable Energy scheme are being encouraged to provide additional battery information when submitting a ‘register small generation unit’ form in the REC Registry.
We have recently updated the REC Registry to enable agents to voluntarily submit this information.
As battery storage system installations grow and costs continue to reduce, estimates indicate that there could be 100,000 batteries installed in Australia by 2020, and 1 million by 2030. Because of this and subject to a rule determination from the Australian Energy Market Commission, the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) is establishing a national register for distributed energy resources, which extends to battery storage systems.
Having a national register will help to manage the electricity system by improving the information about how many batteries are being installed and where they are.
To assist AEMO develop the register, we will begin collecting more battery storage system information as an interim measure.
Providing battery storage system information does not impact on small-scale technology certificate applications, however, the benefits of providing this data include:
For more information, see Battery storage and the Small-scale Renewable Energy Scheme.
Forms and resources for agents and installers showing you how to provide information is available, including:
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