Tag Archives: wind farm output

Article: AEMO updates generator combinations for SA system strength

AEMO has adjusted the formula (i.e. constraint equations) used to manage system strength in South Australia, which has been (since mid-2017) by constraining down the output of wind farms under certain conditions.

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Article: Why is wind production being curtailed (or “dispatched down”, more strictly speaking)?

It was inevitable that Semi-Scheduled plant would start to experience times when they are dispatched down. It’s a big prompt to take next steps up the learning curve.

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Article: How much wind-powered electricity production has been curtailed in SA since these new constraints were invoked?

An article that sums up some decidedly un-quick calculations we’ve performed – looking over an 8 week period to 13th September to estimate how much wind power has been curtailed by the AEMO.

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Article: On Saturday 2nd September, AEMO reacted to Severe Weather Warning by imposing limits on interconnector

On Saturday 2nd September, AEMO responded to a BOM-issued “Severe Weather Event” warning by reducing flow capacity west on the Heywood link. Here’s how that looked…

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Article: Wind production in South Australia roared out of the June doldrums to a new production record in July 2017

From one extreme (perhaps lowest ever in June 2017, on like-for-like) to the other (new record production) in the space of just one month for aggregate wind in South Australia

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Article: Wind Farm output in SA constrained, again, by AEMO’s “System Strength” constraint

A quick note about high wind speeds in South Australia this afternoon leading to AEMO constraining wind farm output down for System Strength reasons.

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Article: The Southern Annular Mode (SAM) contributes to recent wind drought

An explanation of how the Southern Annular Mode (SAM) contributed to the wind drought we observed recently on WattClarity.

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Article: Where’s the wind gone? NEM-wide wind farm operation lowest in 5 years (maybe ever, on like-for-like basis?)

A brief look, in the time available today, at a truly remarkable low point in aggregate wind farm output across the NEM through June 2017

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Article: Warnings of load shedding in Victoria and South Australia on Thursday 11th May, and larger on Monday 15th May

Autumn 2017 continues the very rocky experience that’s become “new normal” for the National Electricity Market – with warnings of load shedding for Victoria and South Australia this week and next

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Article: More about wind output and AEMO’s intervention in South Australia 25-26 April

A closer look at AEMO’s actions during a period of high windfarm output in SA last week

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