We want you to be part of the Commission’s consideration of three rule change requests seeking to increase the level of wholesale demand response in the national electricity market:

  • The Public Interest Advocacy Centre, Total Environment Centre and the Australia Institute are proposing a mechanism that would allow third parties, such as demand response aggregators, to offer demand response into the wholesale market in a transparent, scheduled manner.
  • The Australian Energy Council is proposing a register for wholesale demand response. This would introduce an obligation for retailers to negotiate in good faith with third parties looking to provide wholesale demand response through a register.
  • The South Australian Government is also proposing a wholesale demand response mechanism, as well as a separate, transitory market for wholesale demand response as an interim step.

You are invited to a public workshop in Melbourne on 5 March 2019 to discuss the requests and gather further feedback from stakeholders on the issues raised in submissions to our recent consultation paper. Submissions are available on the project page on our website.

Stakeholders can register for the workshop here. Further details and an agenda will be available soon on our website. 

Media: Bronwyn Rosser, Communication Specialist, 02 8296 7847; 0423 280 341