AGL welcomes the opportunity to contribute to the PDRS Rule Change 2 consultation paper.

This consultation paper proposes updates to some existing demand saving activities as well as the introduction of new demand response and shifting activities.

AGL broadly supports the Peak Demand Reduction Scheme (PDRS) and believes that it has an important role to play in Australia’s energy transition. With the PDRS target set to sharply increase in the coming years, there is a need to introduce a wide range of activities so that supply can keep pace with demand. AGL is therefore very supportive of the Consultation Paper’s intent to increase the number of activities within the scheme. However, we urge the NSW Government to consider all viable options for DR, to maximise market participation while reducing costs for customers, and to ensure that energy remains reliable and affordable.

Read the full submission here.