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 customer load entirely away from periods of likely network maximum demand, contribute positively to network economics. Switching actions which merely smooth the customer’s load do not.”
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Thursday, October 29 2015
What role might Demand Response play in a (possible) future grid featuring high levels of intermittency?
Earlier this week Paul McArdle posted an article to WattClarity after speaking at All-Energy in early October. His presentation (with narration included) from the conference is available here:
Monday, June 23 2014
This afternoon we posted this article on WattClarity, exploring how the proposed new buy-back mechanism (one potential form of Demand Response in the NEM) might impact on the way in which prices are set for the NEM.
Thursday, March 10 2016
Earlier today Paul McArdle from WattClarity published this article which commented on Tasmania’s unfolding energy crisis. Paul mentions that some of the biggest energy users in the state are helping to conserve precious water supplies by agreeing to some substantial reductions…
Monday, August 3 2015
Ahead of his speech at the All Energy Conference in October, Paul McArdle from Global-Roam has posted this article to WattClarity detailing and explaining some unusual activity in South Australia last week.