Subject: Re: #3 Ancillary Services and OCGT
Date: 2010-10-03 (at 12:24:22)
Thanks Arthur, you are right that there are more aspects than we cover here (in particular in the "The Ancillary Services Market" section). Management of the grid to hold up under any foreseeable disruption or breakdown is a key role for AEMO -- and this point certainly bears some development. However, for the purposes of the OzEA project I reckon this broad overview is sufficient for now; but always very happy for others to delve further.
Another point; as we (slowly) get development and rollout of Smart Meters / Smart Grids, there is enormous scope to use any number of refrigerators, heaters, air conditioners, pumps, etc to temporally drop out / cut in as required to maintain system stability.