Network and Frequency Control Ancillary Service constraints in the NEM overview

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This two-day workshop explains how and why constraints are used to manage the power system, and the effect they may have on the market.

Course content:
  • Network and Frequency Control Ancillary Service (FCAS) constraints.
  • The network characteristics that determine constraints.
  • How constraints are derived and formulated.
  • The effect constraints have on dispatch outcomes.
  • Where to find out more about how particular constraints affect your organisation.
Learning outcomes:

Attendees of the course will gain a working-level understanding of constraints and their impact on the NEM.


$1,100 (plus GST) per person.

Course dates:



24 & 25 March 2020 Sydney Postponed
12 & 13 May 2020 Brisbane Registrations suspended
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.

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