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.

The information included in these reports provide insight into the number of DER devices by region, down to a postcode level where data meets the requirements of AEMO’s privacy policy. For any questions relating to the data, you can contact SupportHub@aemo.com.au.

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.

Fact sheets

Further information on the DER Register and the process for updating information, refer to the following fact sheet relevant to your location.

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.

Stakeholder forums

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.

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