The Australian Energy Regulator (AER) is considering a Demand Management Incentive Scheme under which Distribution Network Service Providers would receive bonuses for choosing demand management over traditional network solutions. Unfortunately, according to Dr Martin Gill, the proposed scheme does not support the principles of the AEMC’s Power of Choice and would restrict the development of a free and fair demand management market.

The attached submission by Dr Gill analyses various options presented by the AER and argues that demand management schemes are more expensive than traditional network solutions and that incentive payments would only make them even more expensive.

Read more at Dr Gill’s website:



AuthorRay Dennis