Demand responseProject Enel X Demand Response Project
This report provides an overview of the Demand Response (“DR”) provided by EnerNOC and its customers across New South Wales and Victoria for the ARENA Demand Response Trial, and knowledge sharing pertaining to the following periods of 1) Pre-commissioning phase (prior to 1 December 2017) and 2) Commissioning phase (1 December 2017 to 31 January 2018).
The report describes EnerNOC’s technology used to provide DR, including the software and hardware solutions used to monitor customer load and remotely initiate curtailment. The report also provides a summary of EnerNOC’s DR business model and the pricing structures and incentives for recruiting customers. EnerNOC also lists the various industries where it has recruited its Commercial and Industrial customers, and provides a full list of customer types and their general locations in Appendix A.
EnerNOC also provides details of the tests undertaken during the Commissioning Phase (or ‘First Test Period’), and summary of lessons learnt from the development and operation of the project during the pre-commissioning and first test periods. This includes EnerNOC’s reflections on the functioning of the DR market, the impact of market incentive structures on performance, and EnerNOC’s own DR business model design and recruitment of different customer types.
Finally, the report also provides a summary of lessons learnt from the co-optimisation and opportunity costs of participating in ARENA-funded DR compared to providing other services such as Frequency Control Ancillary Services (FCAS). The report is structured and labelled such that many section and subsection headers are verbatim prompts excerpted from the Knowledge Sharing Agreement (“KSA”) EnerNOC and ARENA agreed to. Use of these headers helps to ensure that EnerNOC has addressed all topics and included all information specified in the KSA.