Demand management incentive scheme

Demand management innovation allowance mechanism (Transmission)

On 27 May 2021, the AER published its Demand Management Innovation Allowance Mechanism (DMIAM) for electricity transmission networks.

The DMIAM complements our ongoing reforms targeting more efficient network pricing outcomes. The objective of the DMIAM is to provide TNSPs with funding for research and development in demand management projects that have the potential to reduce long term network costs. If appropriately applied, the mechanism will deliver long-term benefit to consumers through better management of energy demand.

Early application of the new Demand Management Incentive Scheme - Endeavour Energy and Ausgrid

On 15 March 2019 the AER approved the applications by Ausgrid and Endeavour Energy for early access to the new Demand Management Incentive Scheme (DMIS).

Ausgrid's start date for the application of the new DMIS is 31 March 2019. Endeavour Energy's start date is 1 April 2019.

Early application of the new Demand Management Incentive Scheme - AusNet Services and Energy Queensland

The Australian Energy Regulator (AER) has approved the applications of AusNet Services and Energy Queensland, acting on behalf of Energex and Ergon Energy, for early access to the new Demand Management Incentive Scheme (DMIS).

Energex and Ergon Energy's start date for the application of the new DMIS is 15 December 2018. AusNet’s start date is 1 January 2019.

Demand management incentive scheme and innovation allowance mechanism

On 14 December 2017, the AER published its demand management incentive scheme (Scheme) and innovation allowance mechanism (Mechanism). The Scheme and Mechanism complement our ongoing reforms targeting consumer choice and more efficient network pricing outcomes. These include our work on tariff reform, metering contestability, ring-fencing and strengthening the transparency and efficiency of replacement expenditure.

Essential Energy - Proposed demand management and embedded generation connection incentive scheme

The AER will be undertaking the regulatory determination for the New South Wales (NSW) electricity distribution network service providers (DNSPs)—AusGrid, Endeavour Energy and Essential Energy, for the period 1 July 2014 to 30 June 2019.

In May 2012, the AER proposed amendments to its Demand Management and Embedded Generation Connection Incentive Scheme (DMEGCIS) to apply to NSW DNSPs for this period. Submissions on the AER's proposed DMEGCIS were received in August 2012.

On 17 September 2012, the AER decided to delay the final decision on its proposed DMEGCIS under cl. 6.16(g)(2) of the National Electricity Rules (NER). The delay was considered necessary in order for the AEMC to finalise its Power of Choice review.

On 17 May 2013,

Endeavour Energy - Proposed demand management and embedded generation connection incentive scheme

The AER will be undertaking the regulatory determination for the New South Wales (NSW) electricity distribution network service providers (DNSPs)—AusGrid, Endeavour Energy and Essential Energy, for the period 1 July 2014 to 30 June 2019.

In May 2012, the AER proposed amendments to its Demand Management and Embedded Generation Connection Incentive Scheme (DMEGCIS) to apply to NSW DNSPs for this period. Submissions on the AER's proposed DMEGCIS were received in August 2012.

Ausgrid - Proposed demand management and embedded generation connection incentive scheme

The AER will be undertaking the regulatory determination for the New South Wales (NSW) electricity distribution network service providers (DNSPs)—AusGrid, Endeavour Energy and Essential Energy, for the period 1 July 2014 to 30 June 2019.

In May 2012, the AER proposed amendments to its Demand Management and Embedded Generation Connection Incentive Scheme (DMEGCIS) to apply to NSW DNSPs for this period. Submissions on the AER's proposed DMEGCIS were received in August 2012.

On 17 September 2012, the AER decided to delay the final decision on its proposed DMEGCIS under cl. 6.16(g)(2) of the National Electricity Rules (NER). The delay was considered necessary in order for the AEMC to finalise its Power of Choice review.

ActewAGL - Proposed demand management and embedded generation connection incentive scheme

The AER will be undertaking the regulatory determination for ActewAGL Distribution (ActewAGL) for the period 1 July 2014 to 30 June 2019. 

In May 2012, the AER proposed amendments to its Demand Management and Embedded Generation Connection Incentive Scheme (DMEGCIS) to apply to ActewAGL for this period. Submissions on the AER's proposed DMEGCIS were received in August 2012.