Demand Response: Helping to secure the grid by December 2020.
ARENA and the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) have awarded funding to ten pilot projects under the demand response initiative to manage electricity supply during extreme peaks. The $35.7 million initiative will deliver 200 megawatts (MW) of capacity by 2020, with 143 MW to be available for this upcoming summer.
The funding recipients are diversely selected as a result of their industry specialty and customer groups.
New South Wales
|AGL Funding: $5.25 million
EnergyAustralia Funding: $3.94 million
EnerNOC Funding: $3.6 million
Flow Power Funding: $2.64 million
|United Energy Distribution Pty. Ltd. Funding: $5.76 million
EnerNOC Funding: $5.4 million
Powershop Australia Pty. Ltd. Funding: $0.995 million
|EnergyAustralia Funding Combined: $6.93M
Zen Ecosystems Funding: $1.96 million
|Intercast & Forge Funding: $323,654|
Read blog articles about Demand Response on ARENA WIRE
- Australians demand secure, reliable energy this summer. ARENA and AEMO are responding
- The power of a simple idea: What is demand response?
- The eight innovators who are driving the demand response revolution in Australia
Background & Overview
In May this year, ARENA and AEMO signed a Memorandum of Understanding to work together on proof of concept projects.
After facilitating an A-Lab Accelerate innovation workshop to consult with industry stakeholders on the design of a demand response program, ARENA and AEMO announced a joint initiative to trial demand response (May 19, 2017).
On June 23, ARENA and the NSW Government jointly announced that an additional $15 million in funding for NSW projects, of which $7.5 million is provided by the NSW Government to be matched by ARENA.
ARENA received more than 50 responses to the demand response RFI and more than 80 registrations of an intent to apply for funding.
This demand response initiative aligns with ARENA’s new Investment Plan which includes delivering secure and reliable electricity as one of the investment priorities. The successful recipients of the demand response funding round were announced October 11, 2017. Read the Demand Response media release.
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