Simultaneous trip of ER01 and ER02 drops mainland frequency in the NEM

One of our display copies of ez2view captured these simultaneous alerts from the ‘Notifications’ widget in the 13:30 dispatch interval (NEM time) on Wednesday 3rd April 2024:


This shows simultaneous trip of two units at Eraring Power Station (units ER01 and ER02).

Here’s a quick snap of what this has done to mainland frequency using our in-house live and high(ish) speed frequency monitor:



More to come, in subsequent articles …

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Paul McArdle
One of three founders of Global-Roam back in 2000, Paul has been CEO of the company since that time. As an author on WattClarity, Paul's focus has been to help make the electricity market more understandable.

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