Review of Stratford peaker commissioning 8 February 2011
The system operator increased the North Island instantaneous reserve (IR) requirements from 08:30 to 15:00 (trade periods 18 to 31) on 8th February 2011.
|Stage: I (Enquiry)||Status: Complete||Date commenced: 09/02/2011|
This was done to cover the additional risk to the system due to the commissioning of the new Stratford peaking units.
Some market participants raised concerns about the information disclosure and nature that the increased IR requirements were imposed on the system.
The Authority's enquiry concluded a need for improved information disclosure and market incentives around these events. The system operator will send out a Customer Advice Notice (CAN) advising participants when a commissioning/test events will occur.
We consulted with industry participants on asset commissioning and test issues. The consultation paper addressed the incentives around these events.