Industry Consultation with Stakeholders

The Smart Energy Council will continue to be a strong voice for our members and contribute and coordinate repossss to consultation.

Currently, there are a number of industry consulations underway, they include:

  • Queensland Office of Electrical Safety - Battery Best Practice Guide (Queensland)
  • AEMO and ENA - Distributed Energy Resources (National)

Recently released guidelines include:

  • ENA - Distributed Energy Resources National Connection Guidelines (National)

Battery Best Practice Guide

(Coming Soon)

The Queensland Office of Electrical Safety is finalizing a best practice guide for battery storage equipment.

Braod Consultation occurred earlier this year - click here to view.

The final guide and supporting documents will be released very soon. We will publish documents and links right here in the coming weeks.

Why is this Important?

This guide will be called up for Queensland battery installations, and will likely be adopted by other states.

Feedback, Questions and Comments

Our National President, Steve Blume represents Smart Energy Council members on the guide’s consultative committee.

Please send any feedback and comments to [email protected] so that we can coordinate all member comments and provide a response with the greatest impact.

NEM Distributed Energy Resources program

(Consultation closes 3 August 2018)

AEMO have worked with the ENA to co-author a consultation paper entitled Optimising the consumer based power network. The paper explores the opportunities that optimising distributed energy resources in a coordinated way in the distribution network and in the wholesale market will bring.

For more information visit:

Distributed Energy Resources National Connection Guidelines

(31 May 2018)

The development of National Connection Guidelines to standardise the connection of distributed energy resources (DER) into the grid has been identified by the Energy Networks Australia /CSIRO Electricity Network Transformation Roadmap as a critical action to better integrate of growing numbers of customer resources into the grid. 

To support this Energy Networks Australia has recently commenced a project to prepare a nationally consistent set of guidelines for network connection of a range of generation technologies, outlining the technical requirements to facilitate streamlined integration.

Click here to view the guidelines.

For more information and to view webinar please visit the ENA website.

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