The map shows current and future incentives over the next two years for sections of Ergon’s network.

Network Optimisation Wholesale Channels Manager Brian Elmer said some sections of the network are experiencing, or may soon have some level of risk or stress that would normally mean costly additional network augmentation.

“The incentive program is just one way Ergon is thinking forward to better manage its network, defer costly network upgrades and reduce upward pressures on electricity prices.

“Ergon regularly reviews the functionality and performance of its network and identifies potential “hot spots” where capacity needs to be increased to meet customer demand for power or maintain the quality of power within required standards. That’s where the Ergon Incentives Program has a role to play,” he said.

Map of Queensland showing demand management incentive area in Townsviller

In August 2016, inventive programs have also stated in the Mackay northern beaches area and some of Townsville’s north western suburbs. Its also been rolled out to South Mackay and more recently Cannonvale.

“Now the Demand Management Incentive Map (DMIM) expands on that initiative to illustrate existing and potential future incentive opportunities available to reduce network risk.”

The map has three search functions to help users find a property’s eligibility for incentive payments – search Queensland, program search and Network Metering Identifier (NMI) search.

Colour coding provides all details of incentives in areas where Ergon wants to deploy demand management measures and new incentive programs will be added when they become available.

Eligible areas, cashback incentives available and how to apply are outlined under each incentive program.

The map and program is intended for use by customers and businesses providing demand management solutions.

Ergon's 80 plus Trade Ally Network members will be able to make use of this map, and many other interested parties for whom this will complete the picture of opportunity available to them, Mr Elmer said.

Want to know more? Please email demandmanagement@ergon.com.au or call 1300 550 766.

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