Demand Management Innovation

Energy innovation through research, development and demonstration is a key priority for TransGrid.

We are strongly committed to exploring and implementing non-network alternatives wherever technically feasible and cost efficient to do so, and see the integration of non-network solutions as an important part of how we will conduct our core business in the future.

In 2014, we undertook four key demand management innovation activities:

  • Commissioning RMIT University to undertake research into co-managing home energy demand. Through this research, we have aimed to enhance understanding of household demand, and to provide a firmer basis for future demand management initiatives.
  • In September 2014 we hosted a Demand Management Innovation Forum to facilitate collaboration on emerging demand management needs and innovation projects. Participants included representatives from AEMO, the Australian Energy Market Commission (AEMC), demand response aggregators, major electricity consumers, network businesses and academics.
  • Commissioning the iDemand management system. iDemand facilitates research into demand management, and promotes development of and education in demand management in NSW. The system was commissioned at our Sydney West site in October 2014 and has reduced peak electrical demand at the site by one-fifth.

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As the demand management market in NSW continues to develop, we remain committed to finding innovative solutions to expand the pool of potential demand management options to defer capital expenditure in the network, and save money for consumers.


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