Endorsement for wholesale demand response

A new wholesale demand response mechanism has been introduced into the National Electricity Market. A person needs to be registered with the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) as a demand response service provider (DRSP) to aggregate two or more wholesale demand response units (WDRU) for the purposes of providing demand response by reducing load or exporting behind the meter generation.

To approve an aggregation of WDRUs, AEMO must be satisfied that power system security will not be materially affected by the proposed aggregation.  Our endorsement will be used to help AEMO with this assessment.

Our endorsement is required where a DRSP’s proposed aggregation would:

  • add one or more WDRUs to an aggregated dispatchable unit identifier; and
  • includes WDRUs at or behind a single transmission node with an aggregate maximum responsive component of 5 MW or greater.

To obtain our endorsement, please complete the wholesale demand response endorsement application form and return to embeddedgeneration@powercor.com.au.

We will use best endeavours to provide our endorsement within 25 business days. Our assessment will commence once we have received all necessary information together with the payment of the fee. An invoice for the fee will be issued after we receive your application.

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