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Consultation: Smart Demand Response Capabilities for Selected Appliances

14 Aug 2019 09:00 AAEST
23 Sep 2019 17:00 AAEST

In December 2018, the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) Energy Council (‘Energy Council’) agreed to draft a Regulatory Impact Statement (RIS) for certain electrical appliances to be demand response capable.

This consultation paper has re-examined and updated the modelling that was previously undertaken in 2013/14, quantifying energy network peak cost savings, as well as considering additional benefits that were not within the scope of the previous work.

The proposed changes would require that all air conditioners, electric storage water heaters, pool pump controllers and electric vehicle chargers that are supplied or offered for supply would have to comply with the full range of demand response modes (DRMs) in either the relevant part of AS/NZS 4755 Part 3 or AS 4755.2.

Australian and New Zealand stakeholder comments are being sought.

Key Documents

Public Consultation Meetings

Public consultation sessions were recently held in the following locations:

  • Sydney – 26 August 2019;
  • Melbourne – 27 August 2019; and
  • Wellington – 29 August 2019.

Copies of the PowerPoint presentations from the consultation sessions are available to download:


The closing date for written submissions has been extended by one week, and is now 5pm AEST Monday 23 September 2019.

Submissions should include ‘‘Smart’ Demand Response Capabilities for Selected Appliances’ in the subject line and be sent via email to:

All submissions will be treated as public documents, unless the author of the submission clearly indicates the contrary by marking all or part of the submission as ‘confidential.’ Where a submission is marked ‘confidential’ it will only be provided to members of the COAG Energy Council’s Energy Efficiency Advisory Team.

Public submissions, including any personal information of the author(s) and/or other third parties contained in the submission, may be published in full on the Department’s website and/or

If a submission contains the personal information of any third party individuals, please indicate in the submission whether they have provided consent to the publication of their information.

Any request made under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 for access to a submission marked confidential will be determined in accordance with that Act.