Six observations from a chart summarising how capacity, availability and volumes enabled have changed over the early phase of the very fast FCAs markets, since commencement on October 9, 2023.Read More
2023-10-09 Fast Frequency Response market
An expanding series of articles we are collating that look primarily at FFR (Fast Frequency Response) markets – which commenced on Monday 9th October 2023.
Articles in this category relate to either:
1) The reform process leading to the creation of the market and/or
2) Performance after its commencement.
The very fast FCAS markets started on 9 October 2023 and now a Basslink outage presents a confusing situation for required and enabled levels.
The requirement for the very fast raise contingency service is set to increase to 100 MW. We review availability and bids to consider the impact.
The new 1-second FCAS markets have been operational since the 9th October. We take a look to find out how it has fared.
Very Fast FCAS, because it operates at a faster timescale, can arrest the rise or fall in frequency more rapidly than the current fast service and therefore provides an avenue to mitigate the costs of needing to procure increasing levels of the existing fast service. The markets (raise and lower) are going live on 9 October 2023.
A quick note following AEMC publication of final determination on Fast Frequency Response (FFR).
Just under 3 weeks ago (on 22nd April 2021) the AEMC published a draft determination that would establish ‘Fast Frequency Response’ as an additional (i.e. 9th and 10th) FCAS service in the NEM. We take a brief look.
Our guest author Stephen Sproul looks at how the Dalrymple Battery Energy Storage System (BESS), currently the only source of virtual inertia on the NEM, responded to the November 2019 SA islanding event.
The National Electricity Market (NEM) is designed to operate at 50 Hz. Frequency deviation occurs when generation and load are mismatched. It is important in a lightly meshed and long network such as the NEM to maintain tight frequency control and that frequency response is available throughout the network.