Market Reviews: Open

Frequency control frameworks review

Reference:
EPR0059
Reviewed by:
AEMC
Initiated by:
AEMC
Date initiated:
07-Jul-2017
Project Leader:
Sebastien Henry
Overview

The AEMC has initiated a review into the market and regulatory arrangements necessary to support effective control of system frequency in the National Electricity Market.

The AEMC has initiated a review into the market and regulatory arrangements necessary to support effective control of system frequency in the National Electricity Market.

The review will progress a number of recommendations made by the Commission in the System Security Market Frameworks Review to address current concerns with frequency performance and to consider how best to integrate faster frequency control services offered by new technologies into the current regulatory and market arrangements. The changing generation mix is creating challenges for traditional forms of frequency control, but also offers opportunities to introduce new system services.

The AEMC is self-initiating this review under section 45 of the National Electricity Law and has published a terms of reference. As with the System Security Market Frameworks Review, this Review will be coordinated with ongoing technical work on these and related issues undertaken by the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO).

The output of the review will be reports to the COAG Energy Council highlighting actions taken including, where relevant, rule changes and technical changes made and recommendations for further action where required.

Recommendations may include proposed revisions to technical standards, refinements to existing frequency control ancillary service markets, the establishment of new markets or other changes to the regulatory and market frameworks.

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