Better visibility of renewable grid connections welcome

Energy Networks Australia has welcomed the decision to establish a register of rooftop solar and batter storage systems for the national electricity market.

Chief Executive Officer Andrew Dillon said new rules were vital to ensure network businesses could better service customers and manage the increasing amounts of distributed energy resources (DER) connecting to the grid.

“As household solar and storage continues to grow, especially with state-based government subsidies on offer, a register will provide networks and the market operator with far better visibility of distributed energy resources – that will be vital in managing a more distributed network,” he said.