Western Australian Businesses

 

In Western Australia, EnerNOC has partnered with numerous businesses that use on-site generation to participate in demand response, improving the reliability of their generators, affording them annual payments, maintaining business continuity, and helping them stay one step ahead of grid instability– strengthening mission-critical operations overall.

 

Fast Facts

Industry: Communications
Location: East Perth, WA
​Participation Plan: Transfer load to backup generator
Annual Payments: Approx. AUD $60,000

Datacom Systems

As an IT services provider, Datacom runs an energy-intensive date centre business where ensuring uptime is priority one. Thanks to onsite generators, Datacom is able to participate in demand response, receive payments, and keep its operations running smoothly without sacrificing uptime. Additional value comes from practicing controlled load transfers before the grid fails, ensuring personnel are confident in transfer plans in advance of an emergency, and increasing operational performance during real grid emergencies. As a result, the overall reliability of the operation has improved.

 

Fast Facts

Industry: Healthcare
Location: Mandurah, WA
Participation Plan: Transfer load to backup generator
Annual Payments: Approx. AUD $10,000

Peel Health Campus

This major hospital and healthcare provider has successfully turned cost into profit by partnering with EnerNOC to reduce demand on the grid. During rare grid emergencies, Peel activates its backup generators; this keeps its operations humming during the dispatch and fulfils mandatory generator testing requirements at the same time.

 

Fast Facts

Industry: Aquaculture
Location: Geraldton, WA
​Participation Plan: Transfer load to backup generator
Annual Payments: Approx. AUD $10,000

Batavia Coast Maritime Institute

The Batavia Coast Maritime Institute (BCMI) is a $10M training, research, and development facility serving the Marine, Aquaculture, and Environmental Science programs at the Durack Institute of Technology. The site maintains several large aquariums with live fish populations. Electric pumps maintain the fishes’ tank environment, keeping temperature and oxygen levels stable. BCMI depends on the pumps for the fishes’ survival. If an electrical outage were to occur, the fish would die. An EnerNOC demand response participant since 2011, Durack Institute was able to purchase a backup generator with payments it had received as part of the program. During a recent blackout, the site succeeded in keeping the fish tank pumps running by switching over to the generator, and fish that would have otherwise perished were kept alive.