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Unit of competency details

UEERE0060 - Design grid-connected battery storage systems (Release 1)

Summary

Usage recommendation:
Current
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Supersedes UEERE5001 - Design battery storage systems for grid-connected photovoltaic systems 19/Dec/2022

Release Status:
Current
Releases:
ReleaseRelease date
1 1 (this release) 20/Dec/2022


Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 031399 Electrical And Electronic Engineering And Technology, N.e.c.  

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 031399 Electrical And Electronic Engineering And Technology, N.e.c.  08/Feb/2023 
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Unit of competency

Modification History

Release 1. This is the first release of this unit of competency in the UEE Electrotechnology Training Package.

This unit replaces and is not equivalent to UEERE5001 - Design battery storage systems for grid-connected photovoltaic systems. Modifications include:

  • Unit title changed
  • Unit application updated
  • Prerequisites changed
  • Amendments made to Elements and Performance Criteria
  • Range of conditions updated
  • Significant amendments to performance and knowledge evidence requirements and CVIG content developed
  • Assessment conditions updated.

Application

This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to design battery storage systems.

This unit applies to a person with a sound knowledge of the components and different system configurations of battery storage systems for grid-connected photovoltaic (PV) systems and suitable energy management strategies that can be applied to the site where a system can be installed.

A person competent in this unit will be able to design a system, which includes calculating and selecting the correct sized equipment, so the system output performance meets the client specific objectives, within the guidelines of relevant industry standards, regulations and manufacturer requirements.

The unit involves designing a system taking into consideration all necessary work health and safety requirements relevant for the selected system and documenting the design including all calculations, equipment specifications and layouts.

This unit is appropriate for Licenced Electricians or Electrical Engineers with responsibility for designing grid-connected battery storage systems.

Licensing, legislative or certification requirements that apply to this unit may differ between jurisdictions and system types. They should be checked prior to commencing this unit.

Pre-requisite Unit

UEERE0054 Conduct site survey for grid-connected photovoltaic and battery storage systems

UEERE0061 Design grid-connected photovoltaic power supply systems

and

UEEEL0039 Design, install and verify compliance and functionality of general electrical installations

or

UEERE0051 Apply electrical principles to renewable energy design

Competency Field

Renewable and Sustainable Energy

Unit Sector

Electrotechnology

Elements and Performance Criteria

Elements describe the essential outcomes.

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.

1 

Prepare to design grid-connected battery storage systems 

1.1 

Work health and safety (WHS)/occupational health and safety (OHS) requirements and workplace procedures are identified and applied

1.2 

Potential grid-connected battery storage system options are determined from interpretation of site survey and available information

1.3 

People or organisations involved in the design and installation are identified and roles clarified

1.4 

Industry regulations, legal obligations and job requirements are identified and applied to work in accordance with workplace procedures

2 

Develop a grid-connected battery storage system design 

2.1 

Grid-connected battery storage system, performance standards and compliance methods are applied to the design development

2.2 

Safety, functional and budgetary considerations are incorporated in design

2.3 

Grid-connected battery storage system design draft is checked for compliance with the design brief, industry standards and regulations, job requirements and workplace procedures

2.4 

Grid-connected power supply system design is documented and submitted in line with industry standards and regulations, job requirements and workplace procedures

Foundation Skills

Foundation skills essential to performance are explicit in the performance criteria of this unit of competency.

Range of Conditions

Range is restricted to essential operating conditions and any other variables essential to the work environment.

Non-essential conditions can be found in the Companion Volume Implementation Guide.

Unit Mapping Information

This unit replaces and is not equivalent to UEERE5001 - Design battery storage systems for grid-connected photovoltaic systems

Links

Companion Volume Implementation Guides are found in VETNet - https://vetnet.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=b8a8f136-5421-4ce1-92e0-2b50341431b6

 

Assessment requirements

Modification History

Release 1. This is the first release of this unit of competency in the UEE Electrotechnology Training Package.

This unit replaces and is not equivalent to UEERE5001 - Design battery storage systems for grid-connected photovoltaic systems. Modifications include:

  • Unit title changed
  • Unit application updated
  • Prerequisites changed
  • Amendments made to Elements and Performance Criteria
  • Range of conditions updated
  • Significant amendments to performance and knowledge evidence requirements and CVIG content developed
  • Assessment conditions updated.

Performance Evidence

Evidence required to demonstrate competence in this unit must be relevant to and satisfy all of the requirements of the elements and performance criteria on at least two separate occasions and include:

  • applying relevant workplace procedures and practices, work health and safety (WHS)/occupational health and safety (OHS) requirements, including using risk control measures
  • developing grid-connected battery storage system design based on site survey data and within safety and functional requirements and budget limitations and meet design brief
  • documenting and presenting final design.

Knowledge Evidence

Evidence required to demonstrate competence in this unit must be relevant to and satisfy all of the requirements of the elements, performance criteria and range of conditions and include knowledge of the following. Additional advice and definitions for some items is provided in the UEE Training Package Companion Volume Implementation Guide (CVIG).

  • batteries including:
  • meaning of the terms that define aspects of batteries including:
  • battery
  • cell
  • primary and secondary cells
  • charge and discharge rate
  • depth of discharge (DOD)
  • nominal voltage
  • amp hour capacity
  • state of charge (SOC)
  • watt hour capacity
  • usable capacity
  • cycle life
  • hazards associated with batteries and risk control measures
  • major features of batteries suitable for grid-connected systems
  • factors affecting the life of batteries
  • common reasons for failure of batteries
  • charging regimes suitable for batteries
  • procedures for safe disposal and recycling of batteries
  • battery storage energy demand including:
  • load profiles illustrating average demand and maximum demand, based on appliances required during grid outages or during periods of high tariffs
  • total energy demand including:
  • energy required during periods of high tariffs
  • length of time of typical or expected grid outage
  • grid connected battery storage systems including:
  • applications for battery storage including:
  • electrical energy supply direct to loads during periods of high tariffs
  • electrical energy supply during grid outages
  • network / aggregator provider requirements
  • communications, monitoring and metering
  • objectives of grid-connected battery storage
  • purpose of each component in a battery storage system for grid-connected PV system
  • typical configurations of battery storage systems for grid-connected PV systems
  • types and applications of charge controllers
  • diagrams including:
  • single line diagrams of battery storage systems for grid-connected PV systems including modifications to switchboard to cater for specified loads
  • site diagrams to show the locations of equipment, fittings and cabling
  • energy management strategies
  • power conversion equipment including:
  • differences between multimode and grid-connected
  • output rating of multimode in relation to:
  • capacity for battery charging
  • required maximum demand
  • program parameters for a multimode for the correct operation of the system
  • blackout protection
  • system design including:
  • determining the system components, performance and warranty
  • size and selection of the battery storage to meet the system performance requirements
  • selecting and sizing the balance of system components to meet relevant industry standards, regulations and manufacturer requirements
  • determining labelling to meet relevant industry standards, regulations and manufacturer requirements
  • maintenance requirements to meet relevant industry standards, regulations and manufacturer requirements
  • documentation requirements to meet relevant industry standards, regulations and manufacturer requirements
  • Network / aggregator provider requirements
  • WHS/OHS policy, workplace procedures and instructions.

Assessment Conditions

As a minimum, assessors must satisfy applicable regulatory requirements, which include requirements in the Standards for Registered Training Organisations, current at the time of assessment.

As a minimum, assessment must satisfy applicable regulatory requirements, which include requirements in the Standards for Registered Training Organisations, current at the time of assessment.

Assessment must occur in workplace operational situations where it is appropriate to do so; where this is not appropriate, assessment must occur in simulated workplace operational situations that replicate workplace conditions.

Assessment processes and techniques must be appropriate to the language, literacy and numeracy requirements of the work being performed and the needs of the candidate.

Resources for assessment must include access to:

  • relevant industry standards
  • relevant industry product standards
  • AS/NZS 3000 Electrical installations (known as the Australian/New Zealand Wiring Rules)
  • applicable documentation including:
  • energy assessment forms
  • examples of typical client objectives and site specific details
  • manufacturer data sheets, installation manuals and user guides
  • circuit diagrams
  • relevant industry standards and regulations
  • solar resource data and electricity tariffs.

Assessment must include the design of battery storage systems for grid-connected PV systems that meet the specific requirements of the client within the guidelines of relevant Australian Standards, including designs for new and retrofit installations.

Links

Companion Volume Implementation Guides are found in VETNet - https://vetnet.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=b8a8f136-5421-4ce1-92e0-2b50341431b6