On 31 August 2018, three public advocacy groups wrote to the Australian Energy Market Commission (AEMC) asking it to change the rules governing how the Australian electricity market works. Their request? Allow consumers to be paid for electricity they avoid using.
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BRIEF: There’s calls for new demand response laws to be fast tracked and extended, with major users, power aggregators and consumer groups submitting a joint letter to the Australian Energy Market Commission to bring the proposed market reforms forward. The letter calls for the proposed rule changes, which will allow large consumers of power to […]
Australian demand response services start-up, RedGrid, has raised over half a million dollars in equity crowdfunding in just three days, this week, and is already well over its minimum capital-raising target.
Australia has just sweltered through the hottest summer on record, putting extreme pressure on the grid and resulting in blackouts in late January.
The performance of a pilot behavioural demand response program this summer shows that Australians are generally willing to turn up their airconditioners by a few degrees during heat waves if it means lower energy bills and a more stable the grid.
Businesses are savings a motza by signing renewable power purchase agreements (PPAs), but a new report says these savings could increase by up to another third by implementing demand response measures.
A new demand response pilot program in Melbourne aims to answer one of the big questions about energy – what motivates people to reduce consumption?
Coal-loving commentators have erupted with fuming outrage and wildly inaccurate assertions about demand response following last week’s announcement of the successful projects for ARENA and the Australian Energy Market Operator’s demand response pilot.
UK headquartered clean-tech start-up Tempus Energy has launched an Australian presence in Adelaide, and is looking for staff as it rolls out a pilot demand management project with Origin Energy.