Consumers should benefit from the revolution in the emerging energy storage market, not electricity networks that is why Total Environment Centre has released a joint position paper - Networks and batteries: What’s best for consumers?

The battery storage revolution has the potential to allow consumers to store rooftop solar during the day and use it during the evening peaks; networks will also store energy for use during the peaks rendering expensive poles and wires obsolete; and a more decentralised energy system will give consumers choice and control close to home.

Having consulted widely and examined how battery regulation is evolving in other countries TEC has recommended three objectives for regulation in Australia: minimising risks to consumers, increasing consumer choice and competition, and aiding the decarbonisation of the electricity sector.