A look at energy storage regulation, policy considerations and standards

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A look at energy storage regulation, policy considerations and standards

4 Oct 2018, 11:10 AM - 12:30 PM

Room 220
English (Australia)

Chair:  Nishad Mendis, Senior Electrical Engineer, DNV GL - Energy, Renewables Advisory


Energy storage regulatory update

Aylin Cunsolo, Special Counsel, Baker & McKenzie 

New technology drives regulatory reform but reform can also drive technology. An appropriate regulatory framework can remove barriers of entry and unlock revenue streams so as to support the commercialisation of storage. 

This presentation provides an overview the regulatory reforms designed at supporting integration of energy storage into the NEM, which have been recently implemented, announced or proposed by relevant regulators. These range from the 5 minute settlement rule, changes to ancillary services markets and tariff reform. The presentation also highlights what other reforms might be needed to support energy storage.


New markets and regulations for energy storage – what they mean for your business

Darren Gladman, Director - Smart Energy, Clean Energy Council

Details coming soon


Battery Storage Performance Standards: Gaps and Pathway to an Australian Standard

Nishad Mendis, Senior Electrical Engineer, DNV GL - Energy, Renewables Advisory

Solar PV and battery storage systems are increasingly popular among the domestic and small commercial customers. It is evident that the battery storage system integrated into a solar system is a key enabling technology with the potential to unlock the value stack for its end users as well as network operators. The benefits may include, but are not limited to, demand management, ability to participate spot market, islanded operation, ramp rate control, etc. It is expected that this market niche will show considerable growth in the next decade in Australia. Although the technology has a proven operational track record to date, little attention has given to the standards or code development.

DNV GL has partnered with CSIRO, Deakin University, and the Smart Energy Council to undertake work aimed at developing a proposed new Australian Battery Performance Standard. The work programme consists of an extensive review of equivalent Standards in other countries, consultation with industry stakeholders, and a series of battery tests to demonstrate the practicality of the testing requirements proposed. This presentation broadly discusses the adequacy of the existing standards and the consortium’s approach for developing the framework to address the existing gaps.


Flow batteries for extreme conditions energy storage applications

Dr Mike Giulianini, Chief Technology Officer, Redflow

Zinc-Bromine Modules (ZBMs) have demonstrated to be a very versatile energy storage solution and not only limited to Telecommunication applications. The ZBMs can be used in solar shifting applications and in general for renewable integration either in on-grid or off-grid application. Recently, uninterruptable power supply (UPS) applications are being targeted as well, using the unique feature of flow batteries to stop the hydraulic circuit and retain the state of charge with no further operations.

With full performance extended to high temperature range (50C), no calendar life and 100% depth of discharge, the ZBM have shown an extreme adaptability to the various energy storage scenarios. 

The chemical battery, equipped with a dedicated Module Management System (MMS) is protected against misuse and can communicate externally all the information like vital parameters, diagnostics and service. 

Multiple batteries can be accessed via the Battery Management System (BMS), a dedicated computer able to be remotely controlled and capable of supervising multiple batteries, sampling data with clouding capabilities. Furthermore, through the BMS, the users can directly design the system charge/discharge strategies to optimise the energy output as well as control a few IOs or MODBUS/CANBUS points.


  • Nishad Mendis


    Senior Electrical Engineer, Project Engineering, Pacific

    DNV GL - Energy, Renewables Advisory

    Dr. Nishad is a Senior Electrical Engineer working in DNV GL’s Energy Advisory group in Melbourne, Australia. Prior to joining DNV GL, Nishad worked...

  • Aylin Cunsolo


    Special Counsel

    Baker McKenzie

    Aylin Cunsolo is a Special Counsel at Baker McKenzie in Melbourne. Aylin specialises in renewable energy project development, energy regulatory...

  • Darren Gladman


    Director, Smart Energy

    Clean Energy Council

    Darren has extensive experience in policy, communications and stakeholder engagement in energy and climate change policy.  He leads the Clean Energy...

  • Dr Mike Giulianini


    Chief Technology Officer


    Mike heads Redflow’s systems engineering department, assisting system integrators with using Redflow’s ZBM in energy storage systems. He has more...

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Wed 3 Oct Networking Event 5.00pm - 6.30pm
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