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Date: Tuesday, 2 March, 2021
Time: 2 – 3 pm
Forum: Battery Storage and Grid Integration Program Webinar
Speakers: Daena Ho and Mark Thompson, Australian Energy Market Operator
Location: Webinar Link
Contact: Deborah Taylor, Battery Storage and Grid Integration Program Administrator
No RSVP necessary.
Australia’s world-leading uptake of distributed energy resources (DER), particularly distributed photovoltaics (DPV), present new challenges in operating the power system. Declining minimum demand levels, along with sudden disconnection of DPV generation during voltage or frequency disturbances, are critical challenges for operational and emergency response services in some regions of the National Electricity Market (NEM). These challenges are forecast to emerge in other NEM regions as DPV continues to grow. To continue integrating high levels of DER, the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) is delivering a program of work to address these challenges, including new standards, interconnector and generator constraints, DER curtailment capabilities, and modifications and upgrades to emergency control services such as the under-frequency load shedding scheme.
- 2.00 pm – Introduction by Bjorn Sturmberg, Battery Storage and Grid Integration Program, Australian National University.
- 2.05 pm – Presentation by Daena Ho and Mark Thompson, from the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO)
- 2.35 pm – Audience Q&A.
- 3:00 pm – Close.
About the speakers
Daena Ho is an electrical engineer at AEMO working in DER operations, modelling DPV impacts and formulating recommendations. She has developed models for power systems, commercial solar, energy markets, and in oil and gas.
Mark Thompson is an electrical engineer at AEMO investigating and advising on the operational challenges associated with high levels of DER. Mark has broad experience in the energy industry, having worked in planning, market analysis, and constraint-building roles at AEMO.