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Demand Management Case Study: Electric Vehicle to Grid Trial

AusNet Services have published a case study examining the potential for electric vehicles to provide active support to the electricity network during peak demand periods. The concept, known as V2G (Vehicle to Grid) involves the controlled export of energy from the vehicle’s battery back into the grid. “V2G enables electric…


Demand Management Case Study: Grid Energy Storage System

AusNet Services has published a case study profiling the Grid Energy Storage System (GESS) trial to explore the potential of using a large battery storage system to manage network peak demand and defer network upgrades. The GESS system is a large (1MW) battery system and smart inverter initially supporting the…




AEMO publish detailed design of the “Negawatt Dispatch Mechanism”

AEMO has published a report presenting the detailed design of a Demand Response Mechanism (DRM) and Ancillary Services Unbundling (ASU) arrangements. The Standing Council on Energy Resources (SCER) tasked the AEMO with developing and implementing the DRM and ASU in consultation with relevant parties within the industry.


Greensync wins demand response contract with Ausgrid

Greensync has announced that it has entered into agreement with Ausgrid to administer the Ausgrid Dynamic Peak Rebate Program to it’s commercial, institutional, and industrial customers. “When called upon, customers will curtail energy use during dispatch periods, and are paid for their participation.” Greensync stated. Through the cloud-based GreenSync PortfolioDR™,…


Endeavour Energy release results of PeakSaver program

In their 2013 annual report, Endeavour Energy reflected on their PeakSaver residential DM program which was implemented in the Rooty Hill Zone Substation supply area. The PeakSaver program (which allows customers to manage their own consumption for financial rewards) was implemented alongside CoolSaver – a program that controlled peak demand…