Quarterly regulatory and policy updates

The NEM is transforming rapidly and the rules required to keep our energy system secure and operating freely need to adapt. We have already seen a number of rule changes this year proposing new frequency response markets, mandatory requirements for generators, providing for long term reserve contracts, proposing operational reserve markets, investigating modal pricing and […]

Calling an audible: Voltage control changing the playbook

Voltage instability concerns are becoming more relevant in the NEM as the system continues to incorporate higher levels of variable asynchronous generation in “electrically weak” areas of the network. Most recently, AEMO (on advice from TransGrid) implemented a new/revised system normal constraint equation in NSW for voltage collapse at Darlington Point on loss of the […]