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PIAC is supportive of the proposal to create and maintain a register of distributed energy resources. The potential network and generation benefits are expected to result in cost savings which will have benefits to consumers through reduced supply charges. PIAC supports the proposal as there are additional benefits to consumers, including safety aspects in the event of emergencies, product safety recall and proper product end of life disposal. PIAC is also supportive of the register’s use by policy makers, researchers and third parties to enable innovation in the energy system, particularly in regards to delivering demand response programs. Consideration also needs to be given to protecting consumer’s privacy and a straight forward procedure developed to enable consumers to access and correct their own data.
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