Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Energy Storage Peak Body launched in Australia

AUSTRALIA: the Australian Energy Storage Council – the new peak body for the energy storage industry – has been formally launched, opening up exciting new opportunities for the sector in Australia.

“Energy storage brings exciting new opportunities for the energy industry and for energy consumers. Deployed wisely it can significantly bring down electricity costs and make the electricity network more robust, flexible and reliable,” said John Grimes, chief executive of the Energy Storage Council.

“It is important that energy utilities engage with the energy storage sector sooner rather than later. Too often the energy sector ignores emerging technology trends and is blindsided when they are deployed widely.

“That’s why, one of the first things the Energy Storage Council will do is to focus on developing standards and protocols for embedding energy storage into the energy network.”

The Australian Energy Storage Council is a national member based not-for-profit organisation and is governed by a volunteer board. The Council will be funded by membership, industry events and training activities.

The founding partner and supporter of the Australian Energy Storage Council is the Australian Solar Council, bringing over 50 years of knowledge along with recent history in organising energy storage focussed training courses.

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