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Overview
  • Start date

    13 March 2018

  • Closing date

    03 August 2018

Opportunity details

Step 1
  • Short Term Forecasting Guidelines

    ARENA is allocating up to $10 million of funding towards activities focused on 5-minute ahead self-forecasting for wind and solar farms operating in the National Electricity Market (NEM).

    In partnership with the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO), ARENA is seeking to demonstrate how wind and solar farms can provide accurate forecasts of their output into AEMO’s central dispatch system.

    At present, AEMO is responsible for forecasting how much electricity will be generated by Market Semi-scheduled Generators (wind and solar), the output of which varies depending on weather and time of day.

  • As a part of this trial, wind and solar farms will be able to submit their own forecasts to AEMO, in place of central forecasts. Through supported projects, ARENA will explore the value proposition for Market Semi-scheduled Generators to invest in forecasting approaches.

    This funding announcement follows on from the self-forecasting technologies workshop jointly hosted by AEMO and ARENA on the 15th of February 2018. See the ‘read more’ section below for workshop materials.

    This opportunity is now closed. ARENA is no longer accepting applications.

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