AEMO Invitation to Tender for System Restart Ancillary Services (SRAS) 2024

AEMO is required to acquire sufficient System Restart Ancillary Services (SRAS) to meet the system restart standard for each electrical sub-network. There are currently 11 system restart sources in total across the electrical sub-networks in Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia and Tasmania.

AEMO has opened the tender for black start source services for 3 year or 5 year terms plus extension options. This tender also includes an expression of interests for system restart support services see Schedule 6.

New SRAS contracts are needed in all NEM regions commencing from either 1 July 2024 or 1 July 2025.

The tender closes 5:00 pm Melbourne time on 16 June 2023.

If Tenderers find any discrepancy, error, or have any doubt as to the meaning or completeness of this tender, or require clarification on any aspect of it, they should notify AEMO in writing via the email address, not less than 7 days before the closing date.

AEMO may issue an addendum to all tenderers clarifying the discrepancy, error, doubt, or query (as the case may be) and may, the addendum will be published on this webpage.

As a part of the tender please provide a set of up-to-date Power System Design Data Sheets and Power System Setting Data Sheets (Data Sheets) containing all of the information relevant to the SRAS Equipment as well as that required for potential SRAS Providers. Note that the Data Sheets have been recently updated, changes are highlighted in yellow. The current form of the Data Sheets is available at the link here.

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