What is a PeakSmart event?
PeakSmart air-conditioning helps reduce peak demand by dropping your air-conditioner into a lower performance mode when the network is under stress. We call this a PeakSmart event.
The signal receiver on your air-conditioner will get a 'message' from the network, telling it there is pressure on the network. When this occurs, your air-conditioner will operate similarly to the economy setting.
Queensland's electricity network is robust, so PeakSmart events may only occur on a few occasions per year. The technology is designed to be 'set and forget' so you won't have to do anything or notice a difference to your comfort.
See below the level and duration of recent events.
|Date||Start||Finish||Duration||Location||Demand Response Mode|
|25 October||9:00||10:20||1.2 hours||Proserpine, Rockhampton, Glenmore and surrounding suburbs||Various under testing circumstances|
|18 October||8:30||10:00||1.5 hours||Collinsville, Townsville and surrounding suburbs||Various under testing circumstances|
|23 August||09:00||10:20||1.2 hours||Cardwell, Townsville, Ingham and surrounding suburbs||Various under testing circumstances|