Summer’s on the way (first hot day we’ve posted about)

An early-morning SMS from NEM-Watch SMS Alarms alerted us to the forecast LOR2 in South Australia for tomorrow (Wed 22nd ) and Thursday (Thu 23rd) – with the full text of the notice being here:


From :              AEMO
To   :              NEMITWEB1
Creation Date :     21/10/2014     06:55:12


Notice ID               :         46668
Notice Type ID          :         RESERVE NOTICE
Notice Type Description :         LRC/LOR1/LOR2/LOR3
Issue Date              :         21/10/2014
External Reference      :         Forecast LOR2 in South Australia Region – 22 and 23 October 2014


Reason :


Forecast LOR2 condition South Australia Region –
05:30 – 17:00 hrs on 22 October 2014
05:30 – 17:00 hrs on 23 October 2014

A LOR2 condition is forecast for the South Australia region during the planned outages of Moorabool – Sydenham No.1  and  South Morang – Sydenham No.1  500 kV lines in the Victorian region on 22 and 23 October 2014.

If a credible contingency event occurs during this outage period the South Australia region could separate from the rest of the NEM and is likely to result in interruptions to power supplies.

There are sufficient capacity reserves in the South Australia region to meet electricity demand but it may not be possible to bring the required additional capacity into service in time to avoid automatic under-frequency load shedding causing power interruptions.

Actual LOR2 conditions will be advised in dispatch.

Bhishma Chhetri
NEM RTO – Operations Planning


The NEM-Watch snapshot below from 12:00 NEM time (GMT + 10) highlights the AEMO Market Notice, and also the higher temperatures we’re seeing in South Australia at the moment.


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