Tasmania’s grid frequency on Friday 12 April 2024

Trip of 550MW of industrial load in Tasmania on Friday 12th April 2024 represented a sudden loss of a very large fraction of total Tasmanian load.

The grid frequency chart spanning the event highlights three points in time:

  1. At 10:48:52 grid frequency was normal at 50.019 Hz.
  2. The next measurement, 4 seconds later, at 10:48:56 recorded a frequency of 51.233 Hz.
  3. A steady return to 50 Hz was completed by 10:57:12, approximately 8 minutes later.


Loss of load impacted grid frequency

The loss of load impacted grid frequency on 12 April. Source AEMO NEMweb.


There will likely be more analysis to follow as we unpack the event.



About the Author

Linton Corbet
Linton joined Global-Roam as a software engineer and market analyst in August 2020. Prior to joining us, he worked with the AEMO for 7 years, and before that, as an air quality scientist.

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