DER Register reporting

The DER Register

  • The Distributed Energy Resources (DER) Register is a database of information about DER devices that is foundational to AEMO’s DER Program. 

  • 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.

  • The data stored in the DER Register is known as DER generation information. 

  • DER generation information is defined in the National Electricity Rules (NER) Chapter 10 as standing data in relation to a small generating unit. A small generating unit is a generating unit

    • with a nameplate rating less than 30MW; and 

    • which is owned, controlled or operated by a person that AEMO has exempted from the requirement to register as a Generator in respect of that generating unit in accordance with clause 2.2.1(c). 

DER Register Report

  • Under the National Electricity Rules, AEMO has an obligation to provide quarterly reports on the number of DER devices installed across the National Electricity Market (NEM).

  • The information included in these reports provides insight into the number of DER devices by region, down to a postcode level where data meets the requirements of AEMO’s privacy policy. 

  • This initial report is based largely on the historic or existing DER information submitted by Network Service Providers (NSPs) in compliance with clause 11.108.3 of the National Electricity Rules. This Rule states that all NSPs are required to provide all pre-existing information they hold in relation to the connection points on their networks that would meet the definition of ‘DER generation information’ under the National Electricity Amendment (Register of distributed energy resources) Rule 2018.

  • This data was submitted by NSPs using a manual bulk upload process. This process was used by NSPs in Victoria, South Australia, Queensland and Tasmania until 1 March 2020, and by NSPs in NSW and ACT until 29 March 2020. After these go-live dates, NSPs were required to provide full data sets to the DER Register in compliance with the data model specified in the DER Register Information Guidelines.

  • The DER Register Report includes an CSV file or download.

     

DER Register solar installations by state and installation year  

ACT NSW QLD SA TAS VIC Year Totals

<2010

1,400 11,977 3,559 14,287 2,482 13,080 46,785
2010 2,516 61,083 44,939 18,162 1,173 22,476 150,349
2011 6,090 44,097 78,263 64,646 2,258 50,647 246,001
2012 1,089 47,990 117,126 35,293 5,729 64,274 271,501
2013 2,015 35,652 68,709 31,943 9,135 39,044 186,498
2014 1,789 33,984 46,750 12,082 2,449 36,964 134,018
2015 1,140 29,248 31,802 10,943 2,032 33,921 109,086
2016 1,098 23,723 28,142 12,840 2,533 23,573 91,909
2017 2,008 44,197 44,635 19,486 2,494 25,880 138,700
2018 3,667 49,879 51,134 22,552 2,705 38,654 168,591
2019 4,051 67,179 68,003 30,599 3,206 56,889 229,927
2020 632 8,152 32,652 5,355 356 29,061 76,208
Totals 27,495 457,161 615,714 278,188 36,552 434,463 1,849,573

DER Register Solar Installation Capacity by State and Installation year (kVA) 

ACT NSW QLD SA TAS VIC Year Totals
<2010 2,472 25,715 7,431 20,520 2,928 24,924 83,989
2010 5,700 181,463 97,884 40,619 2,136 38,270 366,071
2011 15,662 123,756 219,803 192,421 5,304 123,635 680,583
2012 3,492 158,343 415,080 126,326 18,591 200,402 922,233
2013 8,363 166,185 287,485 184,607 42,727 139,480 828,846
2014 6,962 166,708 206,142 65,026 11,634 161,514 617,985
2015 6,068 157,381 155,928 59,947 9,846 166,689 555,859
2016 7,255 137,808 152,138 77,092 12,172 128,608 515,074
2017 11,659 248,561 273,421 136,540 17,499 161,758 849,437
2018 20,750 354,575 380,585 182,048 21,040 468,689 1,427,686
2019 78,875 448,066 515,827 289,219 23,996 572,287 1,928,270
2020 4,692 65,453 252,890 41,090 2,860 199,000 565,985

Totals

171,949 2,234,013 2,964,614 1,415,455 170,731 2,385,254 9,342,018

DER Register battery installations by state and installation year  

 

ACT NSW QLD SA TAS VIC Year Totals
<2010 14 60 0 0 0 2 76
2010 8 202 3 0 0 6 219
2011 7 66 7 0 0 11 91
2012 6 90 8 0 1 93 198
2013 5 573 13 0 1 86 678
2014 23 90 24 0 0 56 193
2015 33 83 83 0 3 131 333
2016 134 446 318 0 50 100 1,048
2017 283 1,929 1,038 83 176 247 3,756
2018 262 1,429 1,386 1,519 231 410 5,237
2019 294 875 3,314 5,379 189 340 10,391
2020 51 318 529 508 7 288 1,701

Totals

1,120 6,161 6,723 7,489 658 1,770 23,921

DER Register Battery Storage Capacity by State and Installation year (kVAh)

ACT NSW QLD SA TAS VIC Year Totals
<2010 122 555 0 0 0 14 691
2010 77 1,857 22 0 0 14 1,970
2011 73 840 23 0 0 0 936
2012 60 752 71 0 14 86 983
2013 45 5,526 162 0 7 50 5,789
2014 199 788 284 0 0 98 1,369
2015 307 1,147 14,276 0 102 161 15,993
2016 1,100 3,373 9,815 0 5,224 392 19,905
2017 2,720 16,696 56,929 818 15,431 315 92,909
2018 2,675 14,697 39,238 18,252 7,902 1,400 84,163
2019 3,767 7,896 88,298 67,871 5,380 1,682 174,893
2020 836 3,473 8,399 7,001 21 16,516 36,246

Totals

11,981 57,599 217,517 93,942 34,080 20,728 435,846

Downloads

A CSV file is available for download. This file contains all submitted DER Register Information aggregated down to Post Code level. To satisfy the privacy requirements specified in the DER Register Information Guidelines all post codes with fewer than 10 connections have been removed. The CSV file includes an aggregate of these removed sites aggregated as a State level.

There is a feedback section below, and we welcome any feedback on DER Register data, format of the report, suggestions for the report, and any other issues that arise.

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