Australia has one of the highest proportions of households with PV solar systems installed in the world. With relatively high retail electricity prices, comparatively low feed-in tariff rates for exported PV energy generation and the rapid reduction in energy storage costs, the market for behind-the-meter battery systems has the potential to increase dramatically.
Frequency Response Analysis (FRA) is now universally accepted technique to detect Power Transformer winding radial and axial movement, core deformation and other types of faults.
IEEE Industry Applications Society (IAS), together with IAS Deakin chapter organized a site visit to Wilson Transformer. The tour covered all operational workshops in the factory and demonstrated the available facilities. There was also a presentation about the transformer basics to help attendees have a better idea about the transformer components.
In recent years, the increased renewable energy generation penetration in the Australian electrical grid has created many challenges for the system operator. Among many is the frequency stability of power systems and the necessary inertia.