Operation of Davenport and Robertstown Synchronous Condensers

To fill the declared system strength gap in South Australia, ElectraNet has commissioned four large synchronous condensers, two at Davenport and two at Robertstown.


The two synchronous condensers at Davenport and the two synchronous condensers at Robertstown have been commissioned, and system tests are now complete on all units. AEMO and ElectraNet have now completed the final steps required to ensure that the South Australian power system can be operated securely with all four synchronous condensers, and a reduced number of synchronous generators, in service. Transfer Limits advice applicable to four synchronous condenser operations was implemented on 25 November 2021. 

Further information

The limits advice is available on the Congestion Information Resource limits advice page.

Synchronous condensers outages will be notified via the Network Outage Schedule (NOS) and constraints implemented as required.

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