Innovative demand response programs being trialled for the upcoming summer

Innovative demand response programs being trialled for the upcoming summer

AU Energy Compliance, Uncategorized
On 11 October, the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) and the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) jointly announced that 10 pilot projects have been awarded funding under the new ‘demand response initiative’. This is an initiative designed to manage electricity supply during times of intense pressure on the system. [caption id="attachment_2541" align="alignnone" width="640"] Demand Response Initiative[/caption] Today we take a look at some of the innovative and varied response programs that are being trialled through this initiative including programs offered being provided by energy distributors, retailers and customers. Background to the demand response initiative The Independent Review into the Future Security of the National Electricity Market (the ‘Finkel Report’), released earlier this year, emphasised that the continuing retirement of older energy generators will place increasing pressure on the National Energy…
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