Research conducted by the Battery Storage and Grid Integration Program aims to inform public policy. Researchers within the program engage with energy market bodies and policy makers at international, national and state and territory levels.

Distributed Energy Integration Program (DEIP)

The Distributed Energy Integration Program (DEIP) is a collaboration of government agencies, market authorities, industry and consumer associations work together to maximise the value of customers’ distributed energy resources (DER) for all energy users.

Three BSGIP team members play roles in DEIP – Lachlan Blackhall, Chair, DEIP Interoperability Steering Committee (ISC), Ben Weise, Chair, DER Integration API (Application Programming Interface) Technical Working Group and Deborah Taylor, Secretariat role for both the DEIP ISC and the DER Integration API Technical Working Group. 

In August 2021 an implementation guide enabling technology systems, devices and software to “talk to each other” was officially released. The Common Smart Inverter Profile (CSIP) – Australia (otherwise known as the Australian Implementation Guide for IEEE2030.5) is a set of guidelines for the management of DER in the electricity system. These guidelines enable interoperability, that is the ability of different informational technology systems, devices and software applications to engage in two-way communication. CSIP also includes a common understanding regarding what information will be shared, the format for the information and how it is to be used among network and system operators. 

The CSIP publication marks the culmination of over two years of collaboration and work between industry, R&D organisations and market and regulatory bodies including the Australian Energy Market Operator, ARENA, the Australian Energy Market Commission, the Australian Energy Regulator and the Australian National University, facilitated through DEIP. 

Find out more about DEIP.

Policy briefings

BSGIP researchers conduct private briefings for parliamentarians, policy makers, regulators, energy market bodies and government departments. To arrange a private policy briefing please email

Policy submissions