Demand responseProject Intercast and Forge Demand Response
This report provides an overview of the demand response provided by Intercast & Forge for the ARENA Demand Response Trial during the period October 2019 – November 2019.
This report describes the technology used by Intercast & Forge to curtail electricity usage at our foundry site in Wingfield SA. It also outlines the knowledge and experiences gained by Intercast & Forge during the reporting period.
Intercast & Forge are a foundry based in Wingfield SA and we use a direct curtailment of energy use at our site.
Intercast & Forge have developed an internal procedure in the event of load curtailment which enables us to quickly and safely reduce our consumption.
We have installed an Electricity Monitoring system in our foundry which assists in our capability of load curtailment.
This system allows us to control shutdown of key high usage equipment centrally and promptly following AEMO request to demand curtail.
This is achieved by turning our furnaces off and other key equipment using the switches as shown in the picture below.