The Australian low voltage network is nominally a 230 Volt system. The reality however is the low voltage network operates at or above 245 volts most of the time. This over supply of voltage increases system demand and customer energy use, as well as reducing the lives of customer equipment. Higher than necessary operating voltages on low voltage networks is also constraining solar generation output at certain times. Conservation Voltage reduction (CVR) is a cost efficient, proven method of reducing peak demand and energy consumption. Unfortunately for Australian electricity consumers, the costs of CVR implementation fall to network businesses while the majority of the benefits are realised by end use customers. How can we push through the barriers and achieve a win for customers, a win for the environment and a win for network companies?
Ty Christopher, Senior Adviser - Strategy Business Development, EcoJoule Energy
Ty is a former executive in the electricity supply industry with over 34 years experience. He has held numerous senior positions with Endeavour Energy and
Integral Energy, including GM-Asset Management and GM-Network Development. Now working with EcoJoule Energy, Ty is passionate about using
leading edge technology to reduce customers’ energy costs and improve the carbon footprint of energy supply.
Wednesday 16 December 2020
11.00am NSW, ACT, VIC | 10:30am SA | 10.00am QLD | 9:30am NT | 8:00am WA
The New South Wales chapter of the Electric Energy Society of Australia.