Enel X (formerly EnerNOC), a global leader in demand response, is one of the eight companies contracted under the Demand Response initiative to trial how it can play a role in stabilising the grid in extreme peaks. Enel X is contracted to deliver 20 MW in New South Wales and 30 MW in Victoria in each of the three years of the trial.
How the project works
The combined 50 MW demand response portfolio consists of commercial and industrial energy users who have agreed to safely reduce their electricity consumption during demand response events dispatched by AEMO.
Having installed its own metering technology at customer sites, energy users are capable of implementing load curtailment within 10 minutes of receiving dispatch instructions from Enel X indicating that a demand response event is commencing. In addition, a portion of the sites have also been equipped with control equipment that allows Enel X to remotely initiate a safe load reduction.
Participating businesses are able to maximise payments from utilities for partially powering down operations during moments of severe grid strain.
Report: Demand Response Project – Knowledge Sharing Report 1
This report provides an overview of the Demand Response provided by EnelX 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).Read the report
Report: Demand Response Project – Knowledge Sharing Report 2
The report describes EnelX’s technology used to provide DR, including the software and hardware solutions used to monitor customer load and remotely initiate curtailment.Read the report
Report: Demand Response Project – Knowledge Sharing Report 3
EnelX share more on the knowledge and experiences gained in their latest report, as well as a high-level comparison of performance between automated curtailment verses manual on-site curtailment.Read the report
Video: EnelX Demand Response
Enel X will build a 20MW reserve in NSW, made up of commercial and industrial businesses, which will respond within 10 minutes of receiving instruction from AEMO that a demand response event is beginning.Watch video
Media Release: AEMO and ARENA Demand Response Trial to Provide 200 Megawatts of Emergency Reserves for Extreme Peaks
ARENA and AEMO today jointly announced 10 pilot projects have been awarded funding under the demand response initiative to manage electricity supply during extreme peaks.Read the release
Area of Innovation
Enel X, is using the Enel X Site Server, a highly secure, low latency communications gateway for energy management and demand response applications, to deliver its emergency reserve.
The program will help to establish whether demand response can assist in maintaining a stable electricity grid in Eastern Australia.
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