System security and reliability
- More information ARENA Insights Newsletter Edition #28
This edition showcases projects that are smoothing the transition to an electricity grid dominated by inverter-based resources.
On 13 January 2021, a thick cloud band moved across South Australia, causing over 400 MW of renewable energy generation to rapidly become unavailable.
While AEMO’s centralised forecasting system was unable to predict the cloud band, Solcast’s Nowcasting trial successfully forecasted the timing, magnitude and associated ramping events.
This development in ‘nowcasting’ can inform AEMO of future ramping events and balance rapid changes in generation and demand.
ARENA Insights Edition #28