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Fast Frequency Service: Treating the symptom, not the cause?

Fast Frequency Service: Treating the symptom, not the cause?

Changes in the approach to frequency control on synchronous units has resulted in changes that have compromised the resilience of the power system to frequency variations.

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Wind farms could be "core providers" of grid stability, says AEMO

Wind farms could be “core providers” of grid stability, says AEMO

Australia’s wind farms could soon become “core providers” of crucial grid stability services, according to the Australian Energy Market Operator.

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The NEM is a mess – so who will clean it up?

The NEM is a mess – so who will clean it up?

The biggest problem facing Australia’s National Electricity Market is that it has no management team. But someone has to accept responsibility for the mess.

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Blackouts: How market operator BoM-ed out on weather forecasts

Blackouts: How market operator BoM-ed out on weather forecasts

AEMO’s use of private weather forecasters, and not Bureau of Meteorology, likely contributed to SA’s recent weather-related blackouts.

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AEMO hires New York energy reformer as new CEO

AEMO hires New York energy reformer as new CEO

AEMO appoints the head of New York’s reforming the Energy Vision – one of the world’s most progressive energy reform plans – as CEO of the body that runs Australia’s grids. That could help change the conversation about Australia’s energy future.

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AEMO appoints new Chief Executive Officer, Ms Audrey Zibelman

AEMO appoints new Chief Executive Officer, Ms Audrey Zibelman

The AEMO is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms Audrey Zibelman to the role of AEMO CEO, effective Monday, 20 March 2017.

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Jumping electricity prices – It’s a gas, gas gas

Jumping electricity prices – It’s a gas, gas gas

Spot electricity prices have gone through the stratosphere this summer, particularly in Queensland where average prices have been more than double of renewable energy leader South Australia.

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In 2017, regulators should fight for consumers, not incumbents

In 2017, regulators should fight for consumers, not incumbents

Despite predictions that consumers – households and businesses – will be supplying half of all electricity needs within a few decades, the automatic reflex of the institutions that govern our electricity market remains to protect the incumbents. This needs to change.

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AEMO wants to spend billions more on networks, gas

AEMO wants to spend billions more on networks, gas

AEMO report sets out pressing challenges facing Australian electricity networks in future, looks to past for solutions.

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AEMO's defence of "we didn't know" underscores case for change

AEMO’s defence of “we didn’t know” underscores case for change

AEMO’s latest report reinforces Alan Finkel’s assessment that Australia’s grid is not fit for 21st century, and needs rapid change. Its chairman compares fossil fuel plants to petrol cars, and struggles to accept the pace of technology change. You won’t find a fuel cap on an electric car.

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AEMO says gas plants may be "stranded" by falling renewables, storage prices

AEMO says gas plants may be “stranded” by falling renewables, storage prices

AEMO report cites future of gas-powered electricity generation as “greatest variable” in fortunes of Australian gas industry.