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Demand Management Innovation Allowance Mechanism

The Australian Energy Regulator (AER) provides funding to us through the Demand Management Innovation Allowance Mechanism (DMIAM) scheme. With this funding we are able to implement innovative research and development projects with a focus on demand management, that if successful, help to reduce long term network costs.

Several case studies highlighting how funding from DMIAM has been utilised are listed below.

Partnering with us

We can partner with external parties to utilise the DMIAM funding. Some of the types of organisations that may be interested in partnering with us are technology developers / providers, universities and research bodies, industry bodies, property developers, energy generators, retailers or other energy network operators.

All projects must meet certain funding criteria and you’ll need a project sponsor from our business. Projects that align with our Future Grid Roadmap are encouraged.

If you are working on a research or development project with a focus on demand management, and would like to explore partnering with us and accessing the DMIAM funding, please email

Case studies

To help share the findings and outcomes of DMIAM projects, we prepare short case studies, which also include contact details for more information. Below is a selection of some recently completed case studies.

  1. 1 Centralised Energy Storage System (CESS)

    The focus of this project was understanding how centralised energy storage can be integrated into distribution networks and isolated systems, to enable greater renewable energy penetration and reduce cost of electricity supply.

    Read the case study (PDF 408.2 kb) for more information.

  2. 2 Enabling Dynamic Export Limits for Commercial Solar PV

    The objective of this trial was to demonstrate the benefits to customers and our South East Queensland network of moving from zero-export or partial-export limits to dynamic export limits.

    Read the case study (PDF 508.0 kb) for more information.

  3. 3 LV State Estimation

    The project scope covered the implementation of DSSE on a single LV network.

    Read the case study (PDF 160.3 kb) for more information.

  4. 4 Solar Analytics Customer Devices Enablement Renewables (SACDER)

    The aim of this project was to develop and deploy several prototype devices that could assist with a range of network issues.

    Read the case study (PDF 462.8 kb) for more information.

  5. 5 Solar Enablement Initiative

    With this initiative we sought to test the application of a novel DSSE engine to achieve visibility of medium voltage (MV) networks using data currently available to DNSPs.

    Read the case study (PDF 376.2 kb) for more information.

  6. 6 Solar PV and BESS Trial

    The objective of this trial was to gain a better understanding of the engineering, regulatory and customer challenges when installing and integrating commercial scale Solar PV and BESS.

    Read the case study (PDF 478.8 kb) for more information.

  7. 7 Springfield Net Zero

    With this project we endeavoured to develop an understanding of the infrastructure required for net zero energy real estate developments.

    Read the case study (PDF 491.3 kb) for more information.

  8. 8 Western Grid Technology Opportunities Review

    This project sought to further our understanding of device capabilities and opportunities for deployment to increase network capacity and improve power quality at reduced cost on the Western Grid.

    Read the case study (PDF 162.1 kb) for more information.