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.
Thursday, February 23 2017
Frequent readers of our sister site, WattClarity, will have kept pace with the unfolding dramas stemming from a tight supply/demand balance in February 2017 – and in particular: Wednesday 8th February = load shedding at the end of the day…
Sunday, January 19 2014
Yesterday on WattClarity, we posted this article on how the demand response debate is heating up in Victoria and South Australia.
Friday, July 22 2016
As I noted a few weeks ago on WattClarity®, I watched with puzzled interest as a new pricing pattern emerged across all regions of the NEM through Q2 2016. Since that post, prices have maintained their bounce – as a…
Monday, June 23 2014
This afternoon we posted this article on WattClarity, exploring how the proposed new buy-back mechanism (one potential form of Demand Response in the NEM) might impact on the way in which prices are set for the NEM.