Challenges in Energy Australia’s demand response trial with ARENA + Vic AGM

Challenges in Energy Australia’s demand response trial with ARENA + Vic AGM

Demand response is demonstrating its capacity to support the development of a new Australian energy system that works, one underpinned by renewable energy and supported by flexible “firm” generation, storage and smart energy management. In the first half of 2020 EnergyAustralia’s ongoing demand response trial attracted more participants – even though no marketing recruitment campaigns were run – and delivered reductions in load at or exceeding targets, helping maintain system reliability. In “live” tests, demand response provided a market reserve of more than 50MW, freeing up capacity when it is needed most.

Kelsey’s presentation will dive into the challenges faced by the trial across our various customer segments and how distributed energy and demand response are looking to shape our energy system in the years to come.


Kelsey Rowe, Solution Design Lead | NextGen

Kelsey has a Bachelor degree in Electrical Engineering and Master in Advanced Engineering (Renewable and Sustainable Energy Engineering) from Monash University. Prior to EnergyAustralia Kelsey worked at GreenSync delivering a range of demand response projects for energy retailers and network operators.





Nominations for the positions on the 2020/21 EESA Vic chapter committee are now open.

Please consider nominating to assist the EESA Vic chapter committee in coordinating and delivering a great continuing professional development program for 2021.

Nominations are requested from EESA Vic members by Wednesday 7 October 2020.

You can complete the nomination form online; or print, scan, and email it to the Vic chapter chair - Abrar Aziz at

The EESA Vic chapter will elect the 2020/21 EESA Vic chapter committee at the 2020 EESA Vic AGM.

The AGM will precede the technical presentation. 

Complete the nomination form online.

Download the nomination form.

Download the AGM schedule.

Event Details

Thursday 8 October 2020

5.30pm - 7pm AEST


Online webinar


EESA member: $0
Non-members: $30


The Victorian Chapter of the Electric Energy Society of Australia.

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