Demand side engagement strategy

Our Demand Management Engagement Strategy explains how we'll engage and consult with you and suppliers to deliver demand management solutions for the Tasmanian distribution electricity network.

Our objective is to work with you to identify cost-effective demand management solutions, which allow us to defer or avoid the need for network investment and reduce the long-term costs of the network.

This document supports our regulatory obligations under the National Electricity Rules clause 5.13.1(i). We're building our engagement strategies that continue to improve how we work with you and demand management providers to cost effectively defer both transmission and distribution investment.

Demand side engagement register

We're pursuing ways to address peak demand issues by offering financial incentives to those who can provide demand management solutions. Our objective is to work with you to identify cost-effective demand management solutions, which can delay, or allow us to delay, the need for network investment and reduce the long-term costs of the network.

The most common demand management solutions include:

  • Operating generators within a customer's electrical installation
  • Shedding non-critical loads or load shifting by rescheduling use of electricity
  • Change loads from electricity to another fuel source (e.g. gas)
  • Reducing the electricity consumed by appliances for short periods (e.g. hot water load control)
  • Battery storage, using some of the battery capacity to address peak demand (e.g. customer-owned battery)

If you're interested in providing demand side management solutions in the future, please complete the below form to register with us and we'll contact you if an opportunity arises. Demand management solution providers are also encouraged to register with us.

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