AEMO creating simulation device to promote grid connections for renewable energy

Aug 25, 2021 01:10 PM ET
  • The Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) has invested in a cloud-based source for developers that will make it less complicated and much faster for renewable energy projects to link to the grid with a AU$ 2.23 million investment.
AEMO creating simulation device to promote grid connections for renewable energy
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With financing from the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA), the connection simulation device will help in reducing risks, prices and time to accept the connection of new projects by enabling designers to test exactly how their power system versions link to Australia's National Electricity Market (NEM).

Evaluating on the simulator will begin this month, with a phased present prepared for the end of the year.

Australian Energy and Emissions Reduction Minister Angus Taylor claimed: "This brand-new innovation will make it even easier for new generation projects to request and receive authorizations by making it possible for eco-friendly generators and network business to work out how the brand-new projects will certainly impact the grid.

" The connections simulation device will help in reducing the expenses and application times for developers, network service providers, experts and AEMO, and assistance proceeded strong financial investment in renewables."

Considering that 2017, AEMO has linked 121 new projects to Australia's grid but there are still 97GW of proposed projects still in the pipeline, with the NEM just able to fit half of this.

"Given the boosting part of renewables with technically complicated control systems, the procedures simulator will improve AEMO's capacity to get ready for and promptly reply to occasions endangering safe power-system operations," claimed AEMO Chief Executive Officer Daniel Westerman.

In July, the newly designated Westerman stated he desired the country's grids to be with the ability of handling 100% renewables by 2025.

The organisation has actually likewise launched a collection of planning and projecting publications that present 5 different visions of Australia's and the NEM's future.

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