You can find all our events below. Our premier event is SEN Presents. SEN Presents is a great way to stay up to date on renewables, learn many facets of the movement. What's more, it has great speakers and topics and occurs every 6 weeks at North Metropolitan TAFE, 140 Royal Street, East Perth, WA.
So place us in your calendar now and hit the RSVP button below for each date.
SEN Presents for Monday 2 September 2019
Demand response can be put simply as a technology-enabled economic balancing method for grid based power systems.
In demand response, voluntary rationing is accomplished by price incentives—offering lower net unit pricing in exchange for reduced power consumption in peak periods.
Demand response is used by network operators to reduce the demand for electricity at particular times to help keep the grid stable. It has particular relevance in renewable energy power systems with intermittent generation and allows the system to cope with supply fluctuations without increasing the need for investment in more costly capacity.
In 2017, the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) joined forces with the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) to run a demand response trial to demonstrate how Demand Response could play a role in managing electricity supply during extreme peaks such as summer heatwaves. Ten DR projects were funded in Victoria, New South Wales and South Australia over a three year period (2017-2020). The projects cover both residential, commercial and industrial energy users, and using a range of technologies and innovative behavioral change ideas to help deliver this capacity.
Results from the Demand Response Trial were considered successful. Proponents were able to recruit and mobilise their programs in a short time with positive outcomes, and though performance varied between individual proponents, overall, the portfolio exceeded the combined contracted capacity. This varied performance has provided important insights and lessons that have been taken into consideration for year two.
So what is happening in Western Australia? As the SWIS evolves with greater capacity additions involving wind and solar generation, the re-introduction of demand response promises to deliver benefits to maintain reliability, system security and reduce the cost of energy.
Join us to hear the state of play in the local market, with a panel presentation including a regulator, an energy operator, and more.
SEN Presents Monday 14 October 2019
Please join us for the seventh event for this year with a presentation and discussion on topical issues in sustainable energy. Further information to follow.
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SEN Presents Monday 2 December 2019
Please join us for the final event for this year with a presentation and discussion on topical issues in sustainable energy. Further information to follow.
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