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SA Power Networks has announced they will be providing data to the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) under the Distributed Energy Resources (DER) register.

The data collection, commencing on 1 December 2019, will regard every generator and battery device connected to the grid.

The uptake of small generators, like rooftop solar, has been so successful that the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) now requires visibility of these devices to ensure the secure and safe operation of the national electricity system. 

AEMO is establishing the online register to record in conjunction with SA Power Networks and other distributors, and will hold this data so all the DER devices across Australia can be mapped.

The DER Register is set up to assist AEMO with the safe and effective integration of all DER devices into the electricity grid and market, which in turn will enable AEMO to build innovative new markets for customers to participate in with their DER devices.

SA Power Networks will collect information at the time of application using the existing process and form – in fact nothing will change there. Post-install the Office of the Technical Regulator (OTR) will collect additional information via their electronic Certificate of Compliance (eCoC).

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