AEMO Invitation to Tender for System Strength Services - Victoria

On 13 December 2019, AEMO published a notice of fault level shortfall at Red Cliffs Terminal Station (RCTS) in Victoria under clause 5.20C.2(c) of the National Electricity Rules (NER). The fault level shortfall (referred to in this ITT as a System Strength Gap) is currently assessed to be 312 MVA, and exists now. 

As the System Strength Service Provider for Victoria under the NER, AEMO is seeking to procure system strength services for an interim period while AEMO assesses a range of potential longer term options to meet the System Strength Gap.

AEMO is seeking tenders for the provision of system strength services from NEM registered participants with synchronous condensers or other synchronous plant capable of increasing three phase fault levels at RCTS. 

The relevant plant may be located in north-western Victoria or south-western New South Wales, and must be available either immediately or from a date not later than 31 July 2020.

Tenders must be submitted in accordance with the Invitation to Tender below by 9:00am AEDT on Monday, 24 February 2020.

It is requested that Recipients submit any questions related to the ITT to

The procurement process will begin with AEMO seeking and evaluating information and proposals from potential system strength services providers. The timetable below lists indicative timeframes for the RFI process:

Key Activities  Target dates
 Issue date of ITT 31 January 2020
 Closing date of ITT 24 February 2020

Recipients should note that this web page will be updated if addenda to the ITT are issued. Recipients should make a point of regularly checking this web page to ensure that they are equipped with the most up-to-date information.

ITT- NW Vic System Strength Services word document and this web page incorrectly stated that the availability date of the plant should be no later than 30 June 2020 which was issued on 31 January 2020 and corrected on 10 February 2020.


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