The reliability and consistency in power or electricity production.
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Grid Stability FAQ
According to ARENA, security and reliability are terms used to discuss the strength and stability of the electricity grid, also known as an electric power ‘system’.
The security of an electricity grid is its technical resilience (or strength), namely its ability to quickly respond and remain stable when unexpected events occur. Examples of such events include generators breaking down or transmission lines failing. Reliability is the ability of an electric power system to deliver electricity in the quantity and quality demanded by energy users.
In Australia, power system security and reliability is the primarily the responsibility of the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO).