We can't afford to ignore energy 'demand response' again

Consumers have learnt the hard way that it's not enough to meet peak demand through merely supply-side measures. As pollies gather to discuss demand response, the question looms: will gentailers kill it again?

With current restrictions on demand response, our wholesale energy market is distorted – and consumers pay the price.

Readers with good memories might recall a couple of articles from this time last year about the proposed Demand Response Mechanism (DRM): one from AGL saying that it's complicated and expensive, and my response highlighting the errors in AGL's analysis.

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