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Connections Reform Initiative (CRI)
In early 2021, AEMO and the Clean Energy Council (CEC) established the Connections Reform Initiative (CRI) to address concerns with delays and increasing complexity in connections to the National Electricity Market (NEM). The CRI has since brought together a broad range of stakeholders to work on a range of solutions that address the systemic concerns involving all parties in the connection process. More details on the CRI can be found on AEMO’s website: AEMO | Connections Reform Initiative.
Workstreams relevant to the PSMG include:
- Guidance on use of RMS and EMT Tools - To provide clearer guidance on when to assess plant performance using EMT vs. RMS tools (i.e. PSCAD vs PSS®E) to avoid unnecessary work and accelerate connections process.
- OEM Data and Modelling – To explore opportunities to improve the information fidelity and quality of data and models provided by Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs).
AEMO is also progressing a review of the technical requirements for connections, as required under NER clause 5.2.6.A. The review will include the technical requirements for connection in NER Schedules 5.2 (Generators), 5.3 (Loads) and 5.3a (MNSPs). An Approach paper was published by AEMO on 12 October 2022, and this will be followed by a Draft Report for consultation targeted for release in April 2023. More details on the review can be found on AEMO’s website: AEMO | AEMO review of technical requirements for connection (NER clause 5.2.6A)
For more information on the CRI or review of the technical requirements for connections, please contact the AEMO Onboarding & Connections team on firstname.lastname@example.org.