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The Demand Management Trials Program is allocating $11 million of funding towards activities aimed at advancing the use of demand response and distributed energy resources to benefit both customers and the grid.

Grants for trials of demand response, demand aggregation and integrating distributed generation assets

The South Australian Government is funding trials that can show how new and distributed technologies can help make the grid more efficient and reward consumers for managing their own demand.


Projects underway

The following projects are now underway:

Information session

An industry information session was held on 3 December 2018 for organisations interested in applying for grants under the Demand Management Trials Program. Copies of the presentations are available for download:


Applications for the grants closed on 21 December 2018.

Under this program, grants of up to $2.5 million are available, with applicants expected to at least match the amount of grant funding being sought. Grants will be allocated through a competitive process based on the merit of applications.

Download the Program guidelines (PDF 1.8 MB)

Applications should be submitted using the application form (PDF 680.6 KB).

Businesses and other organisations can register their interest receiving further communications about the Demand Management Trials Program by emailing


The following Q&A have been prepared based on questions asked by interested parties. Any updates to the Q&A will be notified to registered parties by email and published here: