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Articles by Dan Lee

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…






An unwanted form of Demand Response

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…