Market Participant 5-Minute Self Forecast
In this section
In this section
- Ancillary Services Technical Advisory Group
- AWEFS and ASEFS Working Group
- Consumer Forum
- Causer Pays Procedure Consultation
- Energy Market Leaders Forum
- Generator Registration and Connection in the NEM
- Grid Control System Consultative Forum
- Intervention Pricing Working Group
- Market Participant 5-Minute Self Forecast
- National Electricity Market Operations Committee (NEMOC)
- NTNDP Technical Working Group
- Forecasting Reference Group (FRG)
- Planning Reference Group (PRG)
- Plant Modelling Reference Group
- Operations Planning Working Group
The Market Participant 5-Minute forecast is a program undertaken by AEMO and ARENA, in conjunction with forecasting service providers and existing wind and solar projects to demonstrate the potential benefits of wind and solar generator self-forecasting to operation of the power system. It is anticipated that the use of self-forecasting will deliver system wide benefits by reducing generation forecast error and providing greater autonomy to existing intermittent generators.
As part of this program, AEMO is developing the system and operational requirements to verify and accept participant self-forecasts.
In early 2018, AEMO and ARENA held a workshop with industry on the self-forecasting technologies for utility scale wind and solar. This workshop covered the technical requirements for allowing a market participant 5-minute ahead forecast to be integrated into AEMO systems and an A-lab to explore a potential proof of concept.
The following table outlines the timeline for AEMO's API implementation and integration into Dispatch for this project, including indicative times for communication of design documentation and system implementations.
The MP5F Milestones document provides a detailed description of each milestone, including participant implications.
API Design Document
Implement API in Pre-production
Draft criteria for Participant Forecast assessment
Document release and invitation to comment
Draft Participant Data Model design
Implement API in production
September 2018 Final Technical Specification with Participant Data Model design Document release
Final criteria for Participant Forecast assessment
December 2018 Implement Dispatch Integration and Reporting in pre-production System implementation
Implement Dispatch Integration and Reporting in production
Technical Project Details
Technical details that relate to this project, such as API details and participant data model designs, are available from the NEM IT Change and Release Management page under the EMMS item.
Seeking Feedback: Semi-Scheduled Generation Self-Forecast - Assessment Procedure
AEMO has prepared a draft procedure to describe the process for initial and ongoing assessment of participant-provided forecasts from semi-scheduled generators. AEMO is seeking feedback from interested parties on this draft procedure by Friday 10 August 2018 to email@example.com.
ARENA Funding Opportunity
For details on this joint AEMO/ARENA initiative, including ARENA’s Short Term Forecasting funding opportunity, visit https://arena.gov.au/funding/programs/advancing-renewables-program/short-term-forecasting/
Terms of Reference
Engagement conducted to date has been through informal information sessions, open to all interested stakeholders. As such, no formal Terms of Reference (ToR) have been set for the sessions.
The Market Participant 5-Minute Self Forecasting sessions are open to all interested parties with technical expertise in this area. AEMO reserves the right to approve, reject, add or remove members at its discretion. To register your interest, or for more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com with any enquiries.