Distributed Energy Resource Register
Introducing Australia's world-first DER Register
Australia’s first DER Register launched on 1 March 2020. The DER Register is a database of information about DER devices that is foundational to AEMO’s Distributed Energy Resources (DER) Program.
AEMO is dedicated to sustaining a reliable, secure and affordable energy supply for all Australians. Given the rapid uptake of small-scale energy generation devices (such as rooftop solar PV), AEMO needs visibility over these DER devices to better manage the electricity grid and ensure that consumer-led investments in DER devices deliver their expected value.
The DER Register stores information about a DER device installed on-site at a residential or business location. This information will be requested by Network Services Providers (or network operators) from qualified electrical contractors and solar installers at the time of the DER installation.
DER Register Reporting
Under the National Electricity Rules, AEMO has an obligation to provide reports on the number of DER devices installed across the NEM.
The reports section is coming soon.
Helpful information for DER installers and other stakeholders
Updating the DER Register
The DER Register requires updating by all DER installers. For further information on how to update the DER Register, contact your Network Service Provider or Network Operator.
Please use Google Chrome to ensure compatibility with the DER Register Installer Portal.
Further information on the DER Register and the process for updating information, refer to the following fact sheet relevant to your location.
Factsheet: What is AEMOs DER Register?353.18 KB
DER Register Fact Sheet for Installers: NSW and ACT431.74 KB
DER Register Fact Sheet for Installers: QLD250.6 KB
DER Register Fact Sheet for Installers: SA394.25 KB
DER Register Fact Sheet for Installers: VIC and TAS390.66 KB
Seminars for DER installers
AEMO is involved in industry events to support DER Register implementation and provide DER integration updates. Stakeholders should contact their local distribution network service provider and/or peak body for additional event information.
12 and 13 November 2019 – Technical workshops for Victorian Electrical contractors and solar installers: Introducing the DER Register (Australia’s DER database).
- 12 and 13 November – DER Register Presentation(1.56 MB, pdf)
19 November 2019 – ACT: Canberra
- 19 November – ACT DER Register Presentation(1.71 MB, pdf)
29 November 2019 – NSW: Chullora
- 29 November – NSW DER Register Presentation (2.3 MB, pdf)
Final report and guidelines
Following extensive stakeholder consultation, including a series of working groups, AEMO published its final determination on the DER Register Information Guidelines and Final Report on 31 May 2019.
Key documents and background can be found on our project consultation page.
Further details, including scheduled meeting dates and meeting papers can be found under Industry forums and working groups.