The Monthly Energy Efficiency News Roundup - June 2020

29 June 2020

Here’s our energy efficiency news roundup for June 2020.

 

Easing the load: boosting consumer participation in demand response 

Non-network solutions are increasingly used to ensure reliability during peak demand events, requiring network distribution businesses to engage with customers to reduce load. By understanding consumer household decision-making and electricity use, CitiPower Powercor created insights to engage customers with messaging, solutions and tactics to maximise participation in peak demand events.

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AEMC approves landmark wholesale demand to improve reliability and reduce prices 

In one of the biggest electricity market reforms to date, the Australian Energy Market Commission (AEMC) has given the green light for a new rule that will allow large energy users to trade their energy use in the wholesale market.

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New approach to energy management in microgrids

Researchers from Australia’s Monash University have developed an energy exchange framework to manage distributed energy resources and help consumers lower their power costs.

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New IEA report highlights Australia’s untapped energy efficiency potential

NEW International Energy Agency (IEA) report highlights the massive potential of energy efficiency to create jobs, cut bills and address climate change, but Australia can do much more to seize this opportunity, according to the Energy Efficiency Council.

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Power to the people: why demand response for big users is a bonus for the rest of us

The wholesale demand response mechanism is a breakthrough for all consumers, writes AEMC acting executive general manager of retail and wholesale markets Michael Bradley. If the NEM could speak, it too would offer a sigh of gratitude.

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Pivot, rebound, transform: maximising value from emissions reductions 

Australia has recorded one of the best rates of newsprint recycling globally, despite loss of offshore recycling options. The Newsprint Recovery Figures for 2019 report reveals that the proportional national recovery rate for newsprint was 68.2 per cent.

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