VECTO System adds FCAS Features

FCAS Campaign

A new Frequency Control Ancillary Services (FCAS) campaign was added to do analysis on a network’s frequency response.

  • This campaign will schedule automatic downloads of synchrophasor data for FCAS events across all measurement points selected for this campaign.
  • A digital input can be assigned to trigger a FCAS event.

Separate Wave Diagnostic FCAS Data

Wave storage can now be specified separately to cycle and block diagnostic data capture during events.


Fast Trends Campaign

A new campaign was added to allow capturing and downloading of 200ms parameters: V percentage of declared (1-3), IRMS (1-3), P (Total), Q (Total).

Please note: this campaign may only be enabled for the instruments for which access to the campaign were purchased.


Fast Trends Credits

A mechanism was added to allow users to download faster trends by purchasing and building a credit balance.


What is FCAS?

Frequency Control Ancillary Services (FCAS) are a key part of keeping the Australian National Electricity Market stable (NEM). FCAS providers offer services to the market operator, AEMO, to help keep the frequency of the electricity grid within a tight range around 50Hz, which is needed for a reliable power system. This is done by reacting in real time to changes in the grid frequency and making sure that supply and demand are always in balance.

In simple terms, it is the job of FCAS providers to keep the electricity grid stable by offering services like fast frequency response, frequency regulation, and emergency services. These services are bought on a competitive market, where FCAS providers bid to provide the services that are needed to keep the grid stable.

You can’t say enough about how important FCAS is to the electricity grid. With the fast growth of renewable energy sources like wind and solar, there is more variation in how much electricity is being produced. This makes it harder to keep the grid stable. FCAS helps to keep the grid stable and reliable, preventing power outages and making sure that businesses and homes have access to the electricity they need.

In addition to being very important for keeping the grid stable, FCAS providers can also make money by offering these services to the market. On the FCAS market, providers put in bids, and the ones with the lowest prices are chosen to provide the services. This means that FCAS providers have a financial reason to improve their efficiency and cut costs, which can lead to higher profits in the long run. Also, as Australia’s renewable energy sources have grown, the demand for FCAS has gone up. This has given providers new chances to get into the market and grow their business. Overall, FCAS is not only an important part of the electricity grid, but it can also be a source of income for providers who can do it well and efficiently.

Overall, FCAS is a very important part of the Australian National Electricity Market, and FCAS providers are very important to making sure that the grid is reliable and stable.

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