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Demand Response in the news of late

Frequent readers of our sister site, WattClarity, will have kept pace with the unfolding dramas stemming from a tight supply/demand balance in February 2017 – and in particular: Wednesday 8th February = load shedding at the end of the day in (long-suffering) South Australia, following a day of extremes (and…



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 up to $30 million in compensation, following on from Paul…


Reviewing CAL 2015 with a comparison of spot and contract

Last week I met with another of Australia’s major energy users, and was asked questions by some of their international representatives about the approach we have taken in assisting C&I energy users in a particular form of Demand Response: The particular form = spot exposure, and curtailment at times of high…


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 in electricity consumption in what can be described as ‘an…




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…



DemandResponse.com.au now accessible

Global-Roam Pty Ltd has been supporting a range of large industrial energy users with their Demand Response services for a number of years. DemandResponse.com.au has been created by Global-Roam in the past few months to provide everyone within the energy spectrum an overview of what Demand Response is and it’s…