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Generator Performance Standards

Generator Performance Standards (GPS) apply to Transmission Connected Generating Systems and are defined in Chapter 3A and Appendix 12 of the Wholesale Energy Market (WEM) Rules.

Generator Monitoring Plans Market Participants responsible for a Transmission Connected Generating System are required to submit a Generator Monitoring Plan (GMP) to AEMO.
Generator Performance Standards Template

The Generator Performance Standards Template is used to capture Generator Performance Standards (GPS). A completed GPS Template should be provided to us as part of the application process for all transmission connected generating systems.

Generator Performance Standard Trigger Event Template

The Generator Performance Standards (GPS) Trigger Event Template captures information that is required before a Trigger Event can form part of a Proposed Negotiated GPS. A Trigger Event must be submitted using this template and should be lodged as part of a GPS Submission.

Multiple disturbance ride through assessment guideline

Appendix 12.9 of the WEM rules describes Technical Requirements for all types of generation to ride through multiple disturbances (faults), as part of Generator Performance Standards.

The Multiple Disturbance Ride Through Assessment Guideline gives the generators an overall understanding of Western Power's assessment methodology for this technical requirement.

Power System Stability Requirements Guideline The Power System Stability Requirements Guideline outlines the requirements to keep the electricity network in a stable condition when a fault event occurs. It also includes definitions for Adequately Damped, Credible Contingency, Credible Fault Type, Generating System, Generating Unit, Power system, Small Disturbance and Large Disturbance.
WEM Procedure: Generation System Model Submission and Maintenance This WEM procedure specifies the procedure for the provision of modelling data by existing or prospective Market Participants with new or modified Transmission Connected Generating Systems in accordance with clauses 1.36.4, 1.40.30 and 3A.4.2 of the WEM Rules.
WEM Procedure: Generator Performance Standards for Existing Transmission Connected Generating Systems This WEM procedure applies to Existing Transmission Connected Generating Systems as at 1st February 2021. It describes the process to be followed when submitting and assessing Generator Performance Standards for Existing Transmission Connected Generating Systems.