The Operations workstream addresses the operational impacts of increasing levels of DER penetrating the electricity grid.
Its objectives are to ensure the operational systems are in place to maintain energy system security with regards to:
- Understanding how distributed resources behave during disturbances
- Developing power system models of DER and load behaviour
- Identifying and developing mitigation strategies for emerging system security challenges related to DER integration into AEMO’s operations.
Findings and references in each area are summarised in the relevant sub-page.
Work is also conducted in collaboration with transmission and distribution network service providers, state governments, DER product manufacturers and regulators, this work will benefit Australian energy consumers as they continue to access a safe, secure and reliable energy supply, generated increasingly by Distributed Energy Resources. Some key collaborations partners include:
- Australian Energy Regulator,
- Australian Energy Market Commission,
- Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA)
- University of New South Wales,
- ElectraNet and TasNetworks,
- Solar Analytics and Wattwatchers,
- South Australian Power Network (SAPN), and
- Office of Technical Regulator in South Australia.
SPIDERWG: AEMO experience integrating Distributed Energy Resources – presentation
AEMO presented at the North American Electric Reliability Corporation webinar for the System Planning Impacts from Distributed Energy Resources Working Group (SPIDERWG), sharing key findings and recommendations from the Minimal operational demand threshold in South Australia report and Power system frequency risk review.689.3 KB
SPIDERWG: AEMO experience integrating Distributed Energy Resources – recording135.12 MB
Future Electricity Markets Summit Integration of DER773.64 KB