Australian Battery Performance Standards: Stakeholder Reference Group

Develop a Performance Standard, for BESS connected to domestic/small commercial PV systems

Maximum BESS size considered is: 100kW, 200kWh


  • DNV GL Australia Pty Ltd - Project Lead
  • Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)
  • Deakin University
  • Smart Energy Council

Funding provided by Victorian State Government and Australian Renewable Energy Agency


No such Standard currently exists, and this is an area of significant interest and potential

Market growth depends on consumer confidence. Clarity is needed to compare offerings.

Reference Group Consultation & Project Udpates

WEBINAR #1 Project Update

1. View Webinar Recording

2. Webinar Presentation slides:

WEBINAR #2 Project Update

WEBINAR #3 Project Update

1. View Webinar Recording

2. Webinar Powerpoint Slides:

3. Download the draft documents for the Australian Battery Performance Standard (Word documents):

We need your feedback on the Draft Standard and Draft Best Practice Guide.

Please e-mail any comments and suggested edits to [email protected]

Project Next Steps:

Milestone 4: 15 January 2020 - Delivery of the following:

  • Recommended criteria to select a battery managmeent system (BMS)
  • Recommmend minimum set of information for safety data sheet (SDS)

Milestone 5: 15 June 2020 - Project completion. Delivery of the following:

  • Report on performance related hazard identification process
  • Report on Battery Capacity Esitmation Methodology
  • Final Proposed Battery Performance Standard
  • Interim Industry Best Practice Guideline

This project is funded by ARENA’s Advancing Renewables Program and the Victorian Government’s New Energy Jobs Fund.

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