G-PST/ESIG Webinar Series: Evaluating Major Contingencies and Conditions with the Potential to Cause Power System Disruptions
March 4 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST
Featured Speakers: Luke Robinson, Group Manager – Modelling & Engineering, AEMO & Daniel Fracalossi, Senior Engineer – Grid Performance & Integration, AEMO
About the Webinar: AEMO undertakes the general power system risk review (GPSRR) annually for the National Electricity Market (NEM) in consultation with network service providers (NSPs), in accordance with the National Electricity Rules (NER).
The purpose of the GPSRR is to review a prioritized set of power system risks, comprising events or conditions that, alone or in combination, would likely lead to cascading outages or major supply disruptions. For each priority risk, the GPSRR assesses the adequacy of current risk management arrangements and (where appropriate) options for future management.
This webinar will provide an overview of the scope of the GPSRR including AEMO’s approach to:
- Identifying priority risks based on actual power system incidents as well as extensive internal and external consultation.
- Conducting detailed power system analysis of non-credible contingency events using RMS and EMT simulation tools.
- Evaluating solution options to mitigate risks and improve power system resilience.
About the Speakers: Luke Robinson is a chartered electrical engineer and MBA graduate with nearly 20 years’ experience. His experience encompasses transmission planning, power system analysis, system operations, operational technology and generator connection assessments including on-site commissioning. Luke is Group Manager Modelling & Engineering at AEMO and responsible for supporting and improving power system modelling and tools, reviewing major power system events, reviewing operational requirements to manage high-impact low-probably events, and facilitating commissioning of new/upgraded interconnections between NEM regions. Luke also supports AEMO emergency coordination functions as a NEM Responsible Officer, and is AEMO’s designate on the Global Power System Transformation Consortium (G-PST), collaborating with System Operators globally and CSIRO in Australia to accelerate the transition to renewable energy.
Daniel Fracalossi is a senior electrical engineer working in the Grid Performance and Integration team within AEMO. He is one of the lead engineers on the GPSRR and responsible for leading power system studies, prioritization of risks and engagement with network service providers and other industry stakeholders. Daniel has over 9 years’ experience in the electricity industry across power system analysis, transmission planning, network design, substations, HVDC and consulting.
Moderator: Charlie Smith, Executive Director, ESIG
Registration Cost: FREE
Q&A Session: We will be using the slido platform for Q&A. Please submit your questions and follow-along during the event at this link.