Smart demand, what's in it for consumers?

07 April 2014

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.

PRESENTATIONS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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