Demand Response Program
The Demand Response Program is a $14 million program funded by the NSW Government in conjunction with the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) that came into effect in NSW on 1 December 2017.
The program helps maintain NSW energy security when it comes under extreme pressure from an event or occurrence, such as a heat wave.
At critical electricity usage peak times, the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO), activates demand response, and participating users reduce their energy consumption for a short time in return for incentives. The reduction in energy consumption takes pressure off the grid and helps maintain the balance between electricity supply and demand.