Key Learning Objectives
- Opportunities and prospects for demand side resources in the Australian National Electricity Market
- The contribution that demand side engagement can make to energy security, climate change mitigation and enhanced sustainability
- Temporal aspects of demand-side engagement from short-term operation to long-term investment
- Forecasting for demand-side engagement
- Locational aspects of demand side engagement at distribution and transmission levels
- Economic aspects of demand side resources in the National Electricity Market:
– Exposure to NEM spot and derivative prices for energy and ancillary services
– Surrogates such as time of use Tariffs and extreme-peak pricing
- Smart grid concepts and their role in demand-side engagement
- Progress to date and future prospects
About the Course
This course will provide a comprehensive discussion of demand side engagement in the context of the Australian electricity industry and the National Electricity Market (NEM).
It will examine demand side resources, measurement, communication and control technologies and prospects for demand side engagement in the Australian electricity industry, focusing on the NEM.
The course will discuss technical, economic, social and environmental aspects of demand side engagement.
Participants will learn about the concepts and language used in discussing demand side engagement. This will help them understand the motivation and logic of their counterparts whether they work for demand side engagement technology developers, the electricity industry, consumer advocates, government or regulators.
The course will assume background knowledge of the Australian electricity industry such as that covered in the “Electricity Industry Fundamentals” course run by Informa Corporate Learning.
Who Will Benefit
Professionals from the demand side technology, electricity and gas industries, regulatory bodies and government agencies, banks, brokers, lawyers, consultants, major energy users, consumer advocates and industry advisors. The course will assume background knowledge of the Australian electricity industry such as that covered in “Electricity Industry Fundamentals” course.
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Opportunities and prospects for demand side resources
- 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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