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Case Study: Commercial and Industrial Customer Demand Response

AusNet Services has published this case study on commercial and industrial customer demand response. The case study details a medium sized poultry farming business in the North of Victoria. The business owner had a 24/7 requirement to keep conditions constant for their animals, and had installed temporary diesel generation to…


TransGrid awarded a $5 million DM Innovation Allowance

The AER awarded TransGrid a DM Innovation Allowance of $5 million ($1million per year) for the 2009-2014 regulatory control period. The key initiatives from this allowance were distributed to 1) work with DNSPs in NSM/ACT and with universities on joint DM research projects, 2) TransGrid’s own demand management project, iDemand…


Demand Management Case Study: Embedded Generation

AusNet Services have published this case study detailing embedded generation at the Traralgon Power Station. The case study looks at the replacement of a single transformer at the Traralgon Power Station with the project to begin in August 2012 and end in March 2017. The delivery of EG close to…




EnergyAustralia submission to the ‘Power of Choice’ review

Ralph Griffiths, Wholesale Regulatory Manager of Energy Australia has responded on behalf of EnergyAustralia in regards to the AEMC’s ‘Power of Choice Review: giving consumers options in the way they use electricity’ draft report. Mr Griffiths prefaces the letter by stating “We agree with many of the propositions in the…


Energex launches PeakSmart air-conditioning program

Energex has launched it’s PeakSmart air-conditioning program. The program will allow users to reduce peak demand by capping their energy consumption for short periods over summer. Households and businesses who install a new air-conditioner are eligible to be rewarded up to $500 by connecting it to the PeakSmart program. Customer’s…


Australia’s first automated demand response trial goes live

A trial that went live today in Townsville represents the first demonstration of automated demand response in Australia. Today Greensync announced that it has deployed its cloud-based DR project with Ergon Energy as part of an 18 month automated demand response trial. Greensync in collaboration with Honeywell, have developed OpenADR…


Enernoc acquires Energy Response Pty Ltd

EnerNOC have officially announced their acquisition of Energy Response during which they have now become the largest demand response provider in Australia and New Zealand. EnerNOC CEO Tim Healy said of the acquisition “”The electricity markets in Australia and New Zealand present tremendous opportunities for EnerNOC and Energy Response to…


Queensland Government submits signed letter to the AER

Dan Hunt, Director-General of the Department of Mines and Energy, and Terry Wall, Director-General  of the Environmental Protection Agency have penned an open letter to Mike Buckley, General Manager of the Australian Energy Regulator commenting on the paper “Potential development of demand management incentive schemes for Energex, Ergon and ETSA…