You are eligible for payment if you can reduce your average electricity demand by at least 50KW and you have a generator which can be used to reduce demand or have plant and equipment that can be switched off for a period of up to two hours. Payments are made per kilowatt hour of electricity demand reduction you make available.
Scheme 1 - Simple Demand Side Unit (DSU)
Generator not compulsory
PowerHouse are paying commercial electricity consumers for having the ability to reduce their electricity demand on the Grid for up to 2 hours with 60 minutes notice.
There are numerous ways to achieve demand reduction:
- By delaying a process for up to 2 hours.
- By switching off plant or equipment for up to 2 hours e.g. a cold store or stock piling machine.
- By switching on your standby generator for up to 2 hours.
- Or a combination of all three.
Scheme 2 - Demand Side Unit (DSU) with Export
Where your generator has greater capacity than site demand.
This scheme allows you to operate as a DSU whilst also rewarding you for exporting your generator's surplus capacity back on to the grid.
Your generator needs to have the ability to synchronise with the Grid.
Subject to a Grid feasibility study to establish your maximum export capacity (MEC).
PowerHouse offer FREE tailor-made solutions to establish how each organisation can benefit financially from their ability to reduce demand. Click here to see what we can do for you.