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Opportunities and prospects for demand side resources

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  • What are the key demand side resources for an electricity industry?
  • How do demand side resources relate to the supply side functions of generation, network services and retailing? Do we need an energy service company function?
  • What has been the experience to date with engaging demand side resources?
  • What are “smart grid” concepts and how do they facilitate demand side engagement?
  • What are the future prospects for demand side engagement?

Demand side engagement, energy security, climate change and enhanced sustainability

  • Security, climate change and sustainability concerns for the Australian electricity industry
  • What contributions can demand side resources make to alleviating those concerns?
  • What interactions are there with other key issues – such as food and water security?
  • How can we assess sustainability? What are reasonable expectations?

Temporal aspects of demand-side engagement

  • Temporal characteristics of demand side resources
  • Short, medium and long term temporal issues for demand side engagement
  • The role of energy and frequency control ancillary service (FCAS) spot and derivative markets in managing temporal variability and uncertainty in the NEM
  • Would further deployment of “smart grid” concepts help in demand side engagement?

Forecasting for demand-side engagement

  • What is uncertain about demand side resource behaviour?
  • To what extent can we predict future behaviour?
  • How could we augment the Australian wind energy forecasting
    system to facilitate demand side engagement?

Locational aspects of demand-side engagement

  • Interfacing demand-side resources at distribution and transmission levels
  • Demand side resources in the NEM – should we mimic the generation categories of scheduled, semi-scheduled or non-scheduled; market or non-market?
  • Demand side resources as an alternative to network augmentation
  • Participation of demand side resources in network control ancillary services
  • Incorporating demand side resources in longer-term planning – PSA, ESOO & NTNDP

Economic aspects of demand-side engagement

  • Demand side engagement and cash flows associated with the National Electricity Market spot energy and FCAS markets and associated derivative markets
  • Network charges and demand-side engagement
  • Other policy measures such as energy efficiency enhancement strategies and the promotion of energy service companies

Smart grid concepts and their role in demand-side engagement

  • The role of smart grid concepts in demand side engagement
  • Experience to date with smart grid deployment in the Australian electricity industry and future prospects

Progress to date and future prospects

  • Current status of demand side technologies and anticipated cost improvements
  • Future prospects for demand side engagement

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