AEMC: Demand Response Mechanism and Ancillary Services Unbundling

The AEMC has made a final rule which expands the number of customers who are eligible to provide market ancillary services.

To date, market ancillary services, such as frequency control ancillary services (FCAS) have been generally provided by large-scale generators. However, the growth in distributed generation and technological innovation has opened opportunities for customer load to provide the FCAS needed for a secure power system. This rule will maximise the number of customers who are eligible to provide FCAS by extending eligibility to customers who were formerly excluded due to their status as ‘non market load’.

http://www.aemc.gov.au/News-Center/What-s-New/Announcements/More-options-for-demand-response-in-providing-(1)

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