This submission made comments to the Australian Energy Regulator (AER) about the development of a Demand Management Incentive Scheme (DMIS) and Demand Management Innovation Allowance (DMIA).
ECA strongly supports the effective use of demand management. DM programs by networks are a critical measure to ensure that overall distribution network costs for consumers reduce over time. Distribution Network Service Providers (DNSPs) operate like any other business organisation and will respond to the incentives available to them. As part of ongoing dialogue between networks and consumers, there must be appropriate opportunity to assess the effectiveness of DM and what adjustments to the incentive might be appropriate.