The AEMC has received four rule change requests from the South Australian Government relating to the security of the power system. The requests have been published on our website, and work is underway on Consultation Papers to be published in September 2016.
The four requests will be considered concurrently and in co-ordination with the Power System Security Review announced in July. They are:
- Managing the Rate of Change of Power System Frequency
- Emergency Frequency Control Schemes for Generation Deficit Events
- Emergency Frequency Control Schemes for Excess Generation Events
- Managing Power System Fault Levels
These requests are added to the security work program which already includes an earlier rule request from AGL on 24 June 2016 which proposes a new ancillary services market for inertia as a way of addressing the potential reduction in inertia in the power system due to an increasing proportion of renewable energy.
The four requests will be considered concurrently and in co-ordination with the Power System Security Review which was announced by the AEMC on 14 July 2016. This review of market frameworks for power system security will consider whether wholesale energy market frameworks are suitable to complement increasing volumes of renewable energy and to maintain power system security as the industry transforms.
For information contact:
AEMC Senior Director, Chris Spangaro (02) 8296 7800
AEMC Communication Director, Prudence Anderson (02) 8296 7817 or 0404 821 935