The Reliability Panel today published a draft report for its review of the template for generator compliance programs. 

Generators must meet technical performance standards so they do not adversely affect power system security. The template for generator compliance programs helps generators with developing and designing programs to test and monitor their compliance with performance standards.

In this review, the Panel is investigating whether the current template is consistent with changes to the rules, technologies, performance standards and compliance methods since it was last reviewed in 2015. 

A key part of the review is to adjust the template to reflect the AEMC’s recent rule on Generator technical performance standards. To this end, the draft report proposes changes to reactive current response testing, the testing of multiple reactive power control modes, and definitions of major event and disturbance. 

The Panel also engaged GHD to gather stakeholder feedback on the template’s clarity and usability. Using this feedback, the draft report includes a range of changes to help ensure the information in the template is clear and sufficiently prescriptive - yet flexible enough to capture future changes in technology, testing and monitoring methods.  

Submissions on the draft report are due by 18 October 2019. 

A final report is due to be published in November 2019.

Media: Prudence Anderson, Communication Director, 0404 821 935 or DL (02) 8296 7817.