A ground-breaking trial that saw hundreds of WA businesses modify their energy use and solar output to help stabilise the grid is being extended.
New data finds 74% Australian households willing to reduce energy use “as much as possible” to relieve stress on the grid – and most would do it for no reward.
The long-awaited Wholesale Demand Response Mechanism kicked in this week, in one of the market’s most significant reforms.
South Australia to seek new standards to allow smarter control over major household appliances and hot water systems, including EV charging, air-con and pool pumps.
An ARENA-sponsored demand response trial sees strong participation rates amongst large energy users, but apathy and inconvenience see households lag behind.
Western Power to pilot new energy management platform for ‘flexibility services’, boosting renewables penetration and supporting network strength.
Record customer participation in demand response cuts risk of blackouts and delivers more than half a million dollars to savvy households, new data shows.
AEMC delays final decision on demand response mechanism but acknowledges both large and small energy users should participate in a ‘two-way’ energy market.
ESB chair Kerry Schott says two-sided market – driven by demand response and distributed solar and storage – will require complete reform of NEM.
Australian regulators told to learn from the UK example, and avoid shifting to a ‘capacity market’ that acts as a subsidy for fossil fuel generators.