Australia’s solar industry has established the Energy Storage Council, an industry representative body for the country’s energy storage firms.
The council is aimed to bring companies together and promote standardisation across the energy storage industry, PV-Tech reports.
The Energy Storage Council is co-funded by the Australian Solar Council and will be financed by membership, industry events and training activities. During the early stages of the storage council, solar council’s CEO John Grimes will also act as head of the new body.
“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,” Grimes said.
The storage council will be a non-profit organisation and will seek to connect local members with global industry partner. “The time is right for this organisation to be developed in its own right and it will be guided by its membership and the needs of the energy storage sector beyond solar applications,” added Grimes.
The storage council aims to represent companies including technology manufacturers, equipment providers, project developers, consultants, utilities and other energy industry leaders.