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2013



AEMO publish detailed design of the “Negawatt Dispatch Mechanism”

AEMO has published a report presenting the detailed design of a Demand Response Mechanism (DRM) and Ancillary Services Unbundling (ASU) arrangements. The Standing Council on Energy Resources (SCER) tasked the AEMO with developing and implementing the DRM and ASU in consultation with relevant parties within the industry.


Greensync wins demand response contract with Ausgrid

Greensync has announced that it has entered into agreement with Ausgrid to administer the Ausgrid Dynamic Peak Rebate Program to it’s commercial, institutional, and industrial customers. “When called upon, customers will curtail energy use during dispatch periods, and are paid for their participation.” Greensync stated. Through the cloud-based GreenSync PortfolioDR™,…


Endeavour Energy release results of PeakSaver program

In their 2013 annual report, Endeavour Energy reflected on their PeakSaver residential DM program which was implemented in the Rooty Hill Zone Substation supply area. The PeakSaver program (which allows customers to manage their own consumption for financial rewards) was implemented alongside CoolSaver – a program that controlled peak demand…




Ausgrid trialling 60kW battery storage system in Sydney

Giles Parkinson has posted this article on RenewEconomy reporting that Ausgrid has begun the process of installing a 60kW battery storage system in the Sydney suburb of Newington. Paul Myors from Ausgrid commented “the focus of the new trial would be to see how the battery storage functioned over the…


EnerNOC enters agreement with AusGrid

EnerNOC has announced that an agreement has been finalised in which it will administer Ausgrid’s demand response program. EnerNOC stated that “Under the terms of the agreement, EnerNOC will administer the Ausgrid Dynamic Peak Rebate Program to Ausgrid’s commercial, institutional, and industrial customers. When called upon, customers will curtail energy…


Essential Energy release demand side engagement document

Essential Energy have released their 2013 demand side engagement strategy document which discusses “credible alternatives to network augmentation, leading to more efficient network investment and lower costs for customers”. The document invites submissions on non-network options reports to their demand management coordinator and outlines their current initiatives which at present…