At Ausgrid, we support the installation of small scale embedded storage and the installation of battery systems on the network via Clean Energy Council accredited solar installers with an endorsement in energy storage.
There are a number of ways a battery can be used to generate a return on investment:
- Arbitrage - charging the battery when energy prices are lower and discharging when energy prices are higher
- Solar storage - storing excess solar energy for later use
- Islanding - providing a source of energy in the event of loss of network supply
Current battery prices may limit the return. The battery installer you choose will need to provide us information on your system by sending us a Connection Application.
After completing the installation, the installer will provide you and Ausgrid with a copy of the Certificate of Compliance Electrical Work (CCEW).
If your electricity meter requires upgrading then the battery installer should also engage an electrician who is qualified to install electricity meters.
For more general information on battery systems refer to the Clean Energy Council.