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Demand Response Program

ERM Power runs a Demand Response program that rewards your business for reducing the amount of electricity it takes from the grid during very high usage periods. Your business will be on call, and paid to turn off machinery or appliances, or to start on-site generators for a period of time during these ‘events’. 

During an event, we’ll contact you when we’d like your business to participate and you can decide whether it’s suitable for your business to participate at that time. Alternatively, you can choose to have our dispatch system integrate with your businesses’ onsite control systems and we can manage the demand response request automatically.

Participation in the program is voluntary. Even with an agreement in place, you have the choice whether to participate in an event, without penalty.

Be rewarded for reducing your energy usage in Summer 20/21 with RERT

If you’re a Victorian business who has the capacity to reduce your electricity consumption this Summer, the RERT (Reliability and Emergency Reserve Trader) Demand Response program is an opportunity for you to earn revenue and help to keep the Victorian energy market in balance.

Who is eligible to participate in ERM Power's Demand Response program?

Businesses who have the ability to switch on stand-by generation or curtail load with no or minimal disruption to everyday operations
Businesses who are capable of reliable operation for the duration of the event
You currently need to be an ERM Power retail electricity customer to participate in our energy program, however, if you are coming to the end of your electricity contract, or looking at changing providers, please get in touch to discuss your options.

I want to participate, what is the ERM process?

Firstly, we analyse your organisation’s data through desktop evaluation of your energy history
We check capability, response times and the configuration of the generation (where required)
We provide recommendations on any changes or equipment that may be required to facilitate participation
We may conduct a physical site assessment and supply and install remote control equipment (if required)
We establish a demand response agreement with you
We perform capacity testing to confirm the available demand response capacity at your site

We've paid our business energy customers more than $6 million

Over the last 7 years, we’ve paid our Demand Response customers more than $6 million. Participating in a Demand Response program allows you to generate additional revenue by making simple, short-term energy reductions.

Want to learn more about our Demand Response program?

Get in touch today and one of ERM Power’s energy experts will contact you to discuss if demand response is suitable for your business. Complete the form below or call us on 03 9214 9395.

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