This report summarises the activities of participants int he joint ARENA-AEMO Demand Response Trial who were dispatched by AEMO to provide emergency capacity during the RERT events activated in South Australia and Victoria on 24 and 25 January 2019.
In 2017, ARENA and AEMO entered into a Memorandum of Understanding to jointly develop ‘proof of concept’ projects that support the integration of renewable energy into the energy market. As part of this initiative, a three year Demand Response (DR) Short Notice Reliability and Emergency Reserve Trader (SN RERT) trial (the ARENA DR RERT Trial) was developed to provide evidence that could inform the industry of how DR can contribute towards maintaining grid security and reliability.
While the ARENA DR RERT Trial principally focuses on biannually scheduled testing periods, it also allows for trial participants to be called upon by AEMO during emergency RERT events. This report summarises the activities of the trial participants dispatched by AEMO to provide emergency capacity during the RERT events activated in South Australia and Victoria on 24 and 25 January 2019.