AEMO: trial of wind farm ancillary services with ARENA

AEMO, the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) and South Australia’s Hornsdale Stage 2 Wind Farm (Hornsdale Stage 2) are collaborating to trial whether a wind farm can provide power system stability services.

Hornsdale Stage 2 has been developed by French renewable energy company Neoen in conjunction with international infrastructure investor, John Laing.

Slated to begin in October 2017, the trial will test the ability of Hornsdale Stage 2 to provide FCAS traded in the NEM while remotely controlled by AEMO.

If successful, the trial will provide a critical proof of concept to the market and investors on the ability of wind farms to provide FCAS.

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