- Demand Management is an important
part of efficient and sustainable network operations
- Effective use of demand
management reduces the cost to maintain the network and
- Helps lower electricity
charges for the entire community
When the demand for electricity at
peak times approaches the capacity of network infrastructure, we must act to maintain reliable electricity supply to customers. Reliable electricity supply to
customers can be maintained by either increasing the network capacity (supply
side management) or reducing the peak electricity demand on the network (demand
Demand management can involve
either the voluntary moderation of customer electricity demand at peak times or
the supply of electricity from generators and storage batteries connected at
customer’s premises or to the distribution network. Effective network investment
considering demand management is used for both replacement of aged network
assets and network expansion due to growth in demand.
We continue to explore new and innovative ways to reduce peak demand for deferral of investment. These trials form part of our demand management innovation program. Visit our innovation research and trials to find out more.
For more information on our
strategy, approach and associated processes for engaging with stakeholders,
customers and demand management providers on the supply of demand side
solutions for the Ausgrid
network refer to our Demand Side Engagement Document.
To be notified of demand management updates, become more involved, or receive our quarterly e-newsletter, submit your interest via our Demand Side Engagement Register.
To contact Ausgrid’s Demand Management team, email: firstname.lastname@example.org or write to us at: Ausgrid, GPO Box 4009, Sydney NSW 2001, Attention: Manager Demand Management.