Guest Contributor: Martin Gill

IEEFA Australia: Five issues with demand response standard AS4755

Energy Ministers need to rethink how to mandate demand response for household appliances

As Australia’s electricity system transitions to variable renewable sources, the need for smart solutions such as demand response is increasing. Household demand response provides options to increase or decrease an appliance’s power consumption. It can also be used to change the flow of any onsite electricity generation, for example using excess solar generation to charge […]

IEEFA: Enforcing outdated Australian-only demand response standard not in consumers’ long term interest

Energy Ministers urged to rethink AS4755 standard against more beneficial, consumer-friendly international solutions

5 August 2021 (IEEFA Australia): Mandating a new Australian standard for pool pumps, air conditioners, electric storage water heaters and electric vehicle chargers will consign households to outdated technology, finds a new report by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA). Australia’s Energy Ministers have decided that various domestic appliances sold in the […]