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AEMO/ARENA Demand response trials

ARENA and AEMO entered into a Memorandum of Understanding to jointly develop 'proof of concept' projects that support the integration of renewable energy into the energy market, while maintaining system reliability and security. The trial was developed to: 

  • demonstrate that Demand Response is an effective source of reserve capacity for maintaining reliability of the electricity grid during Contingency Events and that Demand Response resources can be rapidly developed for deployment from summer 2017/18.
  • provide an evidence base to inform the merits and design of a new market or other mechanism, for Demand Response to assist with grid reliability and security, allowing for greater uptake of renewable energy.
  • improve the commercial and technical readiness of Demand Response providers and technologies to help demonstrate and commercialise the use of Demand Response for grid security and reliability.

Read ARENA's Demand Response RERT Trial Year 1 Report (603 KB, pdf)

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