There are 2 principles in the
Renewable Energy (Electricity) Act 2000 (the Act) that are relevant when considering Renewable Energy Target (RET) liability for battery storage systems.
The Clean Energy regulator takes the following position regarding liability for battery storage systems:
Battery storage system owners must ensure that appropriate metering exists and records are maintained. This guidance can also be used for most other energy storage technologies including pumped hydro energy storage. For further information, please
For power stations that acquire electricity, there are circumstances where they may not be liable to report that electricity. Electricity imported directly by power stations from the grid is not considered a relevant acquisition if the following conditions are met:
If an electricity retailer is acquiring electricity and supplying it to a power station (i.e., a power station not owned by the electricity retailer) for auxiliary use, the electricity retailer is still required to report that electricity as a relevant acquisition.
Where an entity imports electricity for multiple purposes, any electricity not used by the power station exclusively is a relevant acquisition of electricity and must be reported.
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