Grid supports new approaches to power system security

Australian energy networks have supported an overhaul of rules for power system security to reflect the changing generation mix and new technology opportunities.

The Energy Networks Association (ENA) supported new rules to clarify parties’ responsibilities for maintaining system stability and security in a submission to the Australian Energy Market Commission (AEMC) System Security Market Frameworks Review.

ENA Chief Executive Officer John Bradley said new market rules were required to ensure power system security is maintained as ‘synchronous’ large generators close and wind generation and distributed technologies like solar panels and storage increase.