Frequency control remains a challenge for AEMO. New PFR (primary frequency response) provisions established in March 2020 will help AEMO to control frequency more efficiently. However, is it yet to be seen how market participants will be incentivised to participate in PFR market.
In light of the rapid growth of VRE and distributed rooftop solar, is it left to be seen how frequency deviation will evolve in the future. This Chart of the week briefly examines seasonal deviations in South NEM frequency and the drivers behind these fluctuations.
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