VCTF Seminar Series. Industrial demand response: Implementation, types and contractual considerations
Part 1. Demand response: It’s all in the process
The people on the ground are key to implementing demand response and helping keep your business energy costs down. But, it can be hard to know where to start. From common barriers to strategies, Alex Leemon (Demand Response Lead, Flow Power) will give you some tips to effectively implement demand response for your business.
Part 2. Getting demand response agreements right
Demand response is one of the biggest levers that industrial energy users can pull to reduce their cost of electricity. But getting demand response right is complex as it often involves interrupting your production process, which has broader operational, revenue, and supply chain implications. Marija Petkovic (Managing Director, Energy Synapse) will give an overview of different types of demand response and how industrials can access them to achieve cost reductions while managing business risks. We will talk through the key contractual considerations when entering into demand response agreements and the common pitfalls to avoid.
Alex Leemon leads Flow Power’s demand response portfolio and team of on-call demand response personnel. In this role, he drives the expansion of Flow Power’s demand response customer base and knowledge sharing programs. Alex’s experience encompasses managing demand response portfolios across Australia and New Zealand and managing Frequency Control Ancillary Services (FCAS) programs. Prior to joining Flow Power, he was a key team member in building the first aggregated interruptible load program in the NEM.
Marija Petkovic is the Founder and Managing Director of Energy Synapse. Marija is a leading demand response expert and has implemented industrial demand response programs all over Australia, New Zealand, and the United States. Marija has previously held energy management roles with The Linde Group (the world’s largest industrial gas manufacturer) and energy consulting roles with GHD. Marija’s commentary and analysis of the energy industry has been featured in the ABC News, Sydney Morning Herald, RenewEconomy, and more. Marija holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering) (Hons I) and a Bachelor of Commerce (Finance) from the University of Sydney.