David Headberry, representative for the Major Energy Users (MEU), has written an open letter to the Department of Industry commenting on Oakley Greenwood’s Demand Response Mechanism (DRM) cost benefit analysis. The Major Energy Users Inc. is made up of more than 20 large energy using companies across Australia. Regarding the DRM paper, Mr Headberry stated “it fails to recognise that the energy supply chain is not an end in itself, but a part of the overall supply chain in delivering outcomes and excludes the loss of efficiencies that result by the users of the energy supplying DR into the energy markets. By focusing purely on the energy supply chain, it excludes the overall national impacts on loss of efficiencies. This is a significant omission in the study.”
The original report compiled by Oakley Greenwood can be found here.