System security and reliability
- More information ARENA Insights Edition #19
This month we share knowledge from ARENA’s first Insights Webinar: Keeping the lights on in a separation event: What role did renewables play?
With system security front of mind, we also share the latest knowledge from several ARENA-funded projects that aim to protect the security and reliability of Australia’s electricity grid as it incorporates growing amounts of renewable energy.
In January 2020, the South Australian (SA) grid was separated from the Victorian grid when extreme weather resulted in a convective downburst that caused the collapse of a number of steel transmission towers.
AEMO presented on the operational actions taken to keep the lights on in SA when it was islanded from the NEM for 17 days.
The operator of SA’s electricity network, and the operators of SA-based large-scale batteries, a wind farm, and a virtual power plant shared lessons learnt in the panel discussion that followed.
ARENA Insights Edition #19