Demand Response

About Demand Response/Demand Management

Demand Response is the ability of electricity consumers to reduce their consumption at times of peak demand or when the electricity grid/network is under stress and/or when there is insufficient generation to meet demand.

The benefit to electricity consumers is that those consumers who participate are paid for their Demand Response contribution, effectively reducing what they pay for electricity.

The value of the Demand Response to the electricity industry can be quite varied depending on what it is used for, its location, when it is required, the regulatory framework, the market structure and many more factors.

Our recent work includes:

Demand Response for Network Support

A transmission company in Australia has used our services to undertake an engineering study of prospective providers (end users) who are interested in participating in a future Demand Response program.

Michael had previously undertaken a desk top study of the various companies (electricity consumers) within the relevant geographic area and identified sufficient Demand Response to defer the construction of a major transmission line for three years.  His investigation and analysis needed to be confirmed by an engineering assessment of each customer’s site.

Michael Project managed the Engineering Assessment, assisted with the evaluation of each site and drafted and finalised the report on this work.


Demand Response for Energy and Ancillary Markets

Michael is contracted to advise a major Power Exchange in Europe on the use of Demand Response to improve the efficiency of the electricity market and to improve the security and reliability of the reserves and ancillaries markets.


Representation on the Market Advisory Committee

West Australia’s Independent Market Operator’s (IMO’s) Market Advisory Committee (MAC) is the peak industry body for the West Australian Wholesale Electricity Market (WEM).  In February 2013 Michael was appointed as a Market Customer representative on MAC which expires in February 2015.

In this role he represents parties interested in Demand Response and related matters.