Energy Users who participate in this category trigger their Demand Response themselves in response some form of time-sensitive pricing.
It’s labelled “Not Dispatchable” in the diagram from this NERC Report because it is not dispatched by a 3rd party, but instead by the Energy User themselves. That’s different than these other”Dispatchable” methods, where the curtailment is triggered (dispatched) by a 3rd party – the AEMO, or some other party.
Both categories are Demand Response – they are just different types.
As shown in the diagram, there are different forms of Time-Sensitive Pricing that can be used to incentivise and trigger Demand Response by the Energy User. Each of these are described on their own pages:
- Time-of-use (TOU)
- Critical Peak Pricing (CPP)
- Real-Time Pricing (RTP)
- System Peak Response Transmission Tariff (4CP Response)