A workshop hosted by the Brotherhood of St Laurence and Monash Sustainability Institute, 7 April 2014

View the workshop agenda .

Participants discussed the benefits and potential pitfalls of smart demand (controlling appliances to smooth out peak electricity demand) for consumers and the electricity system.

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Dr Gill Owen, Monash Sustainability Institute, Smart demand: what's in for consumers (PDF, 338 KB) (delivered by John Thwaites)

Lisa Nardi, Australian Energy Market Commission (AEMC) The power of choice and smart demand (PDF, 419 KB)

Steve Refshauge Energy Efficiency Division, Department of Industry Smart appliances – securing benefits for all consumers (PDF, 1.9 MB)

Peter Price, Energex, Smart demand: what is it and the current state of play (PDF, 1.3 MB)

Mark Vincent, SA Power Networks, Smart demand – a distributor’s perspective (PDF, 391 KB)

Gavin Dufty, St Vincent de Paul, Smart demand risks and benefits: a consumer’s perspective (PDF, 103 KB)

Gerard Brody, Consumer Action Law Centre, What's in it for consumers presentation (PDF, 59 KB) and speaking notes (PDF, 58 KB)

Yann Burden, Smart demand: horses to water? (PDF, 684 KB)