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 unwelcome form of Demand Response’. After negotiations with the Premier and Hydro Tasmania, some of the energy users being asked to reduce their load include Bell Bay Aluminium, Tasmanian Metallurgical Company (TEMCO) and Norske Skog.