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Articles by Dan Lee

Jemena publish 2016 Distribution Annual Planning Report

Jemena’s 2016 Distribution Annual Planning Report (DAPR) details the past years performance of Jemena’s electricity network, summarises the asset management, demand forecasting and network development methodologies adopted by Jemena, and presents forecast electricity demand for the forward planning period (five…


Overview: Queensland volatility 1-2 Feb 2017

A very volatile couple of days in Queensland on Wednesday and Thursday last week, with respectively 12 and 20 dispatch interval (5 minute) prices exceeding $1,000/MWh, and average daily prices of $406/MWh and $781/MWh. Independent energy market consultant, Allan O’Neil…





Sonnen battery systems “Transforming Germany’s Electricity Market”

German residential battery system manufacturer Sonnen has been included in MIT Technology Review’s “50 Smartest Companies 2016” list. Sonnen is Europe’s leading home energy storage manufacturer. The company has been spreading its wings in countries including Australia, where the sonnenBatterie…


Adjusting production schedules to lower energy costs

Industrial manufacturing businesses can save over 30% on electrical bills, and cut greenhouse gas emissions by over 5%, by adjusting production schedules, according to US research. “Manufacturing enterprises can take advantage of critical peak pricing (CPP), a demand response technology,…



SA Power Networks publish Demand Side Engagement Strategy

In accordance with the requirements of clauses 5.13.1 (g) – (h) of the the National Electricity Rules (NER), SA Power Networks have released their Demand Side Engagement document. The document details SA Power Network’s strategy for: enabling the connection of embedded…



AER announce demand management workshop in Sydney

The Australian Energy Regulator have invited all demand response stakeholders in the NEM to participate in an interactive workshop to discuss the development of a new demand management incentive scheme and innovation allowance mechanism in Australia. The open workshop will be held…


Manufacturers in Tasmania paid to reduce production

The state-owned Hydro Tasmania have agreed to give industrial energy users compensation for reducing production during Tasmania’s ongoing energy crisis. The Australian newspaper has published some updated numbers on the the deals estimating that the energy users are being paid…