Shell Energy’s Demand Response program rewards your business for reducing the amount of electricity you take from the grid during peak demand periods. It’s an easy way to generate new revenue and help maintain grid reliability.
Over the last seven years, we’ve paid our Demand Response customers more than $8 million. Participating in a Demand Response program allows you to generate additional revenue by making simple, short-term energy reductions.
Demand Response is simple with Shell Energy.
Your business will be on call and paid for a short-term reduction in your energy consumption. You might power down machinery or appliances, shift the operating hours of your more energy-intensive equipment or switch to on-site generators for the agreed period. You can decide whether you want to participate during an event. Alternatively, choose to have our dispatch system integrate with your onsite control systems and we’ll manage your demand response remotely.
Reduce your demand based on the wholesale electricity price - which fluctuates in response to supply and demand conditions - and benefit from lower electricity costs.
Get paid to keep the grid stable and avoid power outages by participating in our Reliability and Emergency Reserve Trader (RERT) program.
Lower your energy use during peak demand periods to reduce the strain on the electricity network and be rewarded for your participation.
Get paid to reduce or increase your energy demand by providing Frequency Control Ancillary Services (FCAS) to help keep the grid operating at regulated levels.
Shell Energy delivered a wholesale Demand Response project for a client in the Victorian hospitality and entertainment sector that resulted in $360,000 of additional revenue.
Firstly, the project enabled remote automatic dispatch of the client’s onsite generators. We then sent three dispatch requests over the summer period, where an average of four megawatts of Demand Response capacity was successfully delivered within five minutes of a dispatch request.
Our client in the property sector, GPT Group, earned over $100,000 in Demand Response payments over the summer period through effective use of automation and controls.
We worked with the GPT Group to reconfigure generators in three of their office buildings so they could run their chillers on back-up generators. An engineering feasibility assessment was performed to determine the project costs and benefits and the implementation was supported by Shell Energy.
HVAC LoadFlex aims to transform existing chiller plants into revenue generating assets that improve building environmental ratings and deliver benefits beyond demand response. Shell Energy worked closely with the GPT Group to develop a Heating, Ventilation And Cooling (HVAC) LoadFlex solution, which has been modelled to achieve ongoing annual savings of $328,388 across five sites, with a simple payback period of just over one year.
We initially conducted feasibility studies to confirm the business case and technical viability for implementing HVAC LoadFlex solutions at these sites.
This process involved conducting site visits, collecting and analysing historical chiller performance data, determining the technical viability, and assessing the commercial benefits. Shell Energy worked in partnership with GPT Group on project implementation and as a result, are delivering ongoing benefits.
Our team of experienced engineers work with customers to improve energy productivity at complex sites by delivering feasibility studies and implementing automation to help you better manage your electricity demand and respond to energy events.
We have been creating environmental certificates for our customers for over a decade. Certificates can help you recover some of your energy project costs and meet your sustainability targets sooner.
Shell Energy is Australia’s largest dedicated supplier of business electricity, which means we know how our customers consume energy. We apply this knowledge to optimise your business’s load for efficiency and commercial benefit.
For Demand Response, we work with leading controls and optimisation solution providers to automate and control your on-site energy consumption.
From October 1 2021, electricity spot prices will be settled every five minutes, instead of every 30 minutes. This will align the market price signals with the electricity network, which matches demand and supply every five minutes.
Shell Energy’s Demand Response program and automation technologies can help customers quickly respond to the new 5-minute market.
HVAC LoadFlex helps you reduce energy consumption, create additional revenue streams and improve performance and environmental outcomes without the need to resort to more costly energy-efficiency strategies, such as plant upgrades.
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*Since October 2013, Shell Energy has paid over $8 Million (excluding GST) in Demand Response related payments to our customers. This includes Demand Response related bill adjustments and direct payments to customers.