The problems with a ‘pipe’ limit on connection capacity

The idea of capping households' power use to tackle peak demand sounds appealing but it likely won't work in practice.

There have been some suggestions that placing an upper limit on a household’s connection to the grid, as is done in many countries, would be a good way to limit demand peaks in Australia.

However, it appears this is unlikely to be useful on its own as a peak load reduction strategy.


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