Demand response : Practice and Insights from the Field

2 September 2019

Demand response can be put simply as a technology-enabled economic balancing method for grid based power systems. 

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.

At this panel presentation, we gained insights from 3 different perspectives: one from a retailer, Amanda Energy, one from the market operator AEMO, and one from a  generator and consumer at the domestic level, Ian Porter.