WEM SCED and Constraints

This course provides a comprehensive overview of Security-Constrained Economic Dispatch in the WEM and an understanding of the role of constraints in determining outcomes.

The course assumes that Participants have previously attended the WEM Overview Course or have a basic familiarity with the WEM, Security-Constrained Economic Dispatch, and power systems in general.

This course is delivered in-person or fully online over two full days.

Course content
  • The role of constraints in the WEM
  • Power system limitations
  • Formulation of network constraints
  • Frequency Co-optimised Essential System Services (FCESS) and their market mechanisms
  • Operational Forecasting and Planning
  • Co-optimisation and dispatch
  • Interpreting market outcomes, including constraint outcomes and price setting
Learning Outcomes:

Attendees of the course will gain an understanding of the key concepts behind the WEM’s Security Constrained Economic Dispatch, including power system limitations and the mechanisms available to manage these limitations. Attendees will also gain an understanding how network and FCESS constraints are formulated and the role they have in influencing dispatch outcomes.

Course dates:
Date
Time
Location
Status

30 April & 1 May
2024

9:00am  4:00pm
(AWST) both days

Perth

Completed

25 & 26 June
2024

9:00am  4:00pm
(AWST) both days

Virtual

FULL

13 & 14 August
2024

9:00am  4:00pm
(AWST) both days

Perth

Open for
enrolments

22 & 23 October
2024

9:00am  4:00pm
(AWST) both days

Virtual

Open for
enrolments

Cost:

This course is free for WEM Market Participants and $200 (plus GST) per person for all others.

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 eLearning and education catalogues.

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

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