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August 2015

New rules for a demand management incentive scheme

On Thursday last week, the AEMC announced a final rule to the demand management incentive scheme with the aim to “encourage electricity distribution networks to make efficient decisions in relation to network expenditure, including investment in demand management.”. The rule includes the introduction of separate objectives and principles to guide…


Pitfalls of Demand Management for the Domestic Electricity Consumer

On Monday, engineering consultant Mervyn Davies posted this article on WattClarity outlining the pitfalls of several different potential demand management schemes. In his article he contrasts and compares Time of Use Demand Tarriffs, Time of Use Energy Tariffs and Controlled Load Tariffs. Mervyn highlighted “Only switching actions, which genuinely shift…