This PG Energy customer operates a cold store in Brisbane and has an electricity consumption requirement of 500-600 KW . The customer also has a 1,200KW back up diesel generator on site.
On the 5th March 2015, Brisbane experienced a high demand for power and consequently several high pool prices occurred (described separately here).
PG Energy was able to dispatch the generator within 30sec from its Melbourne office.
Due to its synchronous nature, the site never lost power and operated as normal.
The generator not only allowed the site to avoid high import prices but due to the larger size of the generator was able to export and earn generator revenue.
When the high priced event passed, the site returned to mains power and was able to take advantage of low average pool prices on imports.