New scheme supports smarter ways to keep the lights on

Customers will benefit from changes aimed at supporting innovative ways to manage electricity demand by unlocking the benefits of breakthrough technologies.

The Australian Energy Regulator’s new Demand Management Incentive Scheme and Innovation Allowance Mechanism for electricity distribution networks were released today.

Energy Networks Australia CEO Andrew Dillon said these regulatory changes better incorporate demand management and innovation into the ‘toolkit’ networks can use to provide customers with reliable and affordable electricity.