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Potential solutions for peak electricity capacity issues

  • Generation
  • Policy

We’re seeking feedback on proposed interim and long-term solutions to manage peak demand periods and the need for increased flexibility.

Coordinating resources during peak winter demand periods has proved more challenging in recent years. We expect these challenges to persist over the next few years.

We recognise that this issue presents significant trade-offs between reliability, efficiency, and cost to consumers. We invite feedback on proposed solutions, and we encourage submitters to provide additional data and/or any alternative solutions which would present a lower cost to consumers.

We also encourage industry members to complete our survey to assess available demand-side resources.

Read the consultation paper and have your say.

We look forward to receiving your responses to this consultation by 5pm Friday 1 March 2024.

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