The AEMC has released an audio presentation to update stakeholders on our assessment of three rule change requests related to wholesale demand response. This project is looking at different approaches to increasing wholesale demand response in the national electricity market.

The presentation gives a high level overview of the issues we are working through, and also covers the interaction between the rule change requests and other industry developments underway. It includes a summary of:

  • the public workshop held in Melbourne on 5 March 2019
  • feedback from workshop participants on a range of issues such as challenges in setting and using baselines, how to ensure appropriate consumer protections are in place, and whether demand response should be scheduled 
  • the first technical working group meeting held in Sydney on 22 March 2019.

The AEMC will be holding a second technical working group meeting on 15 April 2019. Discussion notes from this meeting will be published on our website.

A draft determination is due in July 2019.

These rule change requests are being progressed as part of the Commission’s broader system security and reliability work program

Media: Prudence Anderson, Communication Director, 02 8296 7817; 0404 821 935