Power Rule Change in Hot Demand

Weather records have been smashed as Australia continues to swelter through one of its hottest summers on record
Vic brown coal power station Loy Yang A Unit 2 breaking down at peak of January’s heatwave demand

This is known as ‘demand response’. It simply means saving energy, because a negawatt conserved is as good as a megawatt generated.

Consumers love negawatts, because they mean cheaper energy. On just one day, Queenslanders may save $100 million thanks to demand response lowering the price of peaks.

This tells you that the rule change is clearly in the interests of consumers, big and small.

The only people against demand response are the companies who sell us our electricity or who generate it. They profit from high prices and high demand.



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