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What is Demand Response?

Demand Response programs provide an opportunity for commercial, industrial and institutional organisations to earn payments for supporting the grid. When energy demand approaches critical peak levels or when the grid’s frequency deviates from its normal operating range, the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) dispatches Enel X’s Virtual Power Plant (VPP). Learn more about the four types of Demand Response in Australia here.

Our VPP is the largest in Australia (BNEF) and is made up of organisations’ distributed energy resources (BESS, backup generation, onsite equipment), that reduce energy usage when called on by AEMO. We manage the end-to-end process for our clients, and always ensure participation suits your operational needs. Program participants earn regular payments, enhance resilience and support the grid and local community by helping to keep the lights on.