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Project overview
  • Lead Organisation

    Intercast & Forge Pty Ltd


    South Australia

    ARENA Program

    Advancing Renewables Program

  • Start Date

    December 2017



  • Project Partners


The Intercast and Forge Demand Response project is Australia’s largest iron casting foundry located in South Australia. IThe company has installed sophisticated energy systems that allows it to provide dispatchable demand response by powering down furnaces during peak events. The project involves the deployment of 10 MW of demand response reserve to be available for each of the three years of the trial.

How the project works

The Intercast and Forge Demand Response project responded to AEMO’s initiative under the Short Notice Reliability and Emergency Reserve Trader (RERT) to deliver its reserve by providing direct curtailment of all energy use at the foundry site in South Australia.

Area of innovation

Participation in the demand response initiative plays an important role in understanding how large industrial users can play a role in managing demand during extreme peaks.


The program will help to establish whether demand response can assist in maintaining a stable electricity grid in Eastern Australia.

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