Joint Special Event with IEEE

29 April 2019

Transforming the SWIS : Julius Susanto on the new AEMO modelling tools. 

Aware that the WA South West Interconnected System (SWIS) is increasingly accommodating a higher ratio of non-synchronous generators due to rapid and unprecedented uptake of solar PV and other distributed energy resources, the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) took the decision to develop their own proprietary in-house modelling tools to identify where shortfalls in system security may lie and the needed system resources to offset system security risks in this area.

Here is the recording of the presentation.

Julius Susanto presented an outline of the AEMO software and how it will benefit the SWIS and other networks facing similar issues.

As a Power Systems Specialist and a Chartered Electrical Engineer with over 17 years of extensive practical and modelling experience and postgraduate qualifications in electrical (power) engineering and economics, Julius was well placed to highlight how system security and in particular inertia: the by-product of rotary generators, can be adversely impacted in the grid transformation and explained what compensatory approaches are being considered. 

A link to the presentation will be uploaded shortly.