From 1 December 2019 Evoenergy will be required to provide information on every Distributed Energy Resource (DER) connected to our distribution network to the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) to feed into their DER Register.
Australia is the world’s fastest adopter of rooftop solar power (photovoltaics or PV) and new technologies, such as batteries and electric vehicles, are quickly emerging. These Distributed Energy Resources have been so successful in Australia that their combined effect is leading to an increasingly decentralised energy system, where a significant amount of electricity is generated at a smaller scale by our customers.
Knowing the locations and specifications of all the DER connected to the electricity grid is critical for sustaining a secure and reliable electricity supply for all Australians. AEMO is establishing an online DER (administered by distributors) Register to record and hold this data. The DER Register will assist AEMO to safely and effectively integrate all DER devices into the electricity grid and market. The coordination of these resources is vital in helping energy consumers to optimise their financial benefit and allow the electricity grid to efficiently manage the two-way power flow.
What does this mean?
The AEMO DER Register system is now online. From 6 March, all new DER installations must now be recorded in the AEMO DER Register portal within 20 business days of connection. To do this, you (or your nominated person) can create an account via AEMO’s DER Register Portal and provide the information as requested. You can also use mobile apps such as Form Bay, Kickstart Agile or Solar Scope. As part of Evoenergy’s connection agreement, you are obligated to collect and provide information to the AEMO DER Register.
Evoenergy has now transitioned to an updated Special Connection Request form with new data fields. This form will be now an online only form and will generate an email with your unique job reference number. You will also still need to complete Evoenergy’s RFS form to connect to the network.