Demand Management

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Aurora's demand management programme is designed to help industrial and large commercial consumers, with connection capacities of 150kVA and above, reduce their electricity delivery costs by managing their electrical demand at times of peak loading on Aurora's distribution network (Control Period Demand - CPD).

The programme is designed to demonstrate that consumers will be much more proactive about managing their installation load, and thus their electricity costs, if they can get quick feedback on their success.

Participants in the Demand Management programme are provided with:

  • access to network control forecasts, so they can plan to avoid network peaks,
  • progress reports, updated monthly, on their plant's performance, in kilowatts and, more importantly, in dollars.

Control Period Status

The information displayed on this page is obtained from various information systems and is reliant upon several communication links and servers.  Aurora provides no warranty, actual or implied as to the accuracy of the information and accepts no liability or responsibility for any loss that may result from reliance on the information.  Actual records of CPD signal transmission will be used during the annual calculation and review of control period demands.

Peak control hours also provide an indication of when controllable load (predominantly domestic electric water cylinders) are being controlled.  On average, an individual water cylinder will be controlled for 40 to 50 percent of the daily and year-to-date control period hours.

Control Period Forecasts

Click on the links below to see the public weekly or monthly forecast pages. These pages show recent network peak control and predict future control. Consumers can use these predictions to plan to reduce their electricity demand during network peaks, reducing their electricity costs.

You can also view a sample consumer report, which shows the information received by approved Demand Managers to allow them to monitor their progress in reducing electricity costs. Over 85 large connections above 150KVA capacity have joined the program for 2011. To view the report, click here.

If you are connected to the Aurora network and wish to learn more about our Demand Management System, or you wish to become an approved Demand Manager, contact the Commercial Manager.