Metrology for the NEM

AEMO has postponed all face-to-face energy education courses during the COVID-19 health alert. Webinars will proceed as planned, and e-learning continues to be available.

Some courses have now been adapted for virtual instructor led delivery and course schedules will be updated regularly to reflect their current status.

Where a course has not yet re-commenced via virtual delivery, please contact energyeducation@aemo.com.au to be notified when registrations re-open, and include the name of the course(s) you are interested in.

AEMO’s Metrology for the National Electricity Market (NEM) is designed for metering provider (MP) categories A and B (MPAs and MPBs), and provides a thorough understanding of how metrology operates in the NEM. The course runs for 2.5 consecutive days (face-to-face) or for 5 half-day sessions over a 2-week period (virtual).

Course content: 
  • Metering regulatory requirements in the NEM, including parties’ roles and responsibilities under the National Electricity Rules (the Rules) and metrology procedure (Part A).
  • Principles of metering and power measurement, three and four wire metering connections, Blondel’s Theorem and methods for verifying the correctness of an installation, and the basic theory and requirements surrounding each transformer principle (including calculation of losses and transformer equations).
  • Voltage Transformer and Current Transformer’s principles, errors,and their impact on metering installation accuracy, including methods for error reduction, burden and burden power factor, turns ratio, and error compensation.
  • Capabilities of modern energy meters, definition of meter error, accuracy requirements under the Rules, and meter testing (including in-field sample testing under relevant Australian Standards).
  • Requirement for overall error calculation of metering installations under the Rules and metrology procedure, and its application to three and four wire metering installations.
  • Requirements for Metering Asset Management Plans (MAMP) under the Rules and metrology procedure, the criteria for preparing the plan as set out in AEMO’s guidelines, strategy for testing and inspection, centralised audits, and metering installation audits.
Learning outcomes:
  • Attendees of the workshop will gain an understanding of:
  • Their obligations and responsibilities and the relevant regulatory requirements in the NEM.
  • Operational and technical requirements associated with metering provision services.
  • Metering installation metrology and performance management.
  • Testing and compliance.
Cost:

$2,200 (plus GST) per person.

Course dates:
Date Time  Location Status

20, 21, 22, 26 & 28 October 2020

9:00am - 1:00pm (AEDT) each day

Virtual

Open for enrolments

Note: please ensure you are available for all course sessions.

How to enrol
  • Visit the AEMO Learning Academy.
  • Click on the catalogue button to view courses.
  • Add the education course to the Cart.
  • Create an individual log in.

You will also be able to access the AEMO e-learning and education catalogues.

Attendee feedback:
  • "The course was useful and I would recommend the course to others in our work group."
  • "Good overview and some detailed info for someone new [coming] into this area of work."
  • "I work in the metering asset group and it gives me an insight about how to comply with AEMO's requirements."

For further information, please contact energyeducation@aemo.com.au

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