Generator Performance Testing and Monitoring

Transmission Connected Generating Systems need to demonstrate that their performance is in accordance with their Registered Generator Performance Standards. This requirement is divided into two separate activities:

  • Generator Monitoring Plan (GMP) which details how the Transmission Connected Generating System will comply with the approved GPS – this is an ongoing requirement.
  • GPS Commissioning Tests which needs to occur before a new or modified generator is allowed to operate in the SWIS.

The GMP needs to be submitted using the Generator Monitoring Plan Form (GMP Form). The process of establishing a GMP can be summarised into the following stages of interaction:

The process of establishing GMP is supported by the GPS System as demonstrated on the simplified GMP workflow:

Market Participants responsible for Transmission Connected Generating Systems need to contact AEMO to discuss their GMP. 

Market Participants with an Existing Transmission Connected Generating System can enter here for further details. 

To submit a GMP please refer to the Market Participant User Guide to AEMO WEM GMP SharePoint which can be accessed here.

The key documents related to Generator Monitoring Plan and GPS Commissioning Tests for Transmission Connected Generating Systems are:

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For technical queries about Generator Monitoring Plans please contact AEMO WEM GPS on

For queries regarding extensions to the GMP, please contact System Management Operations on 1300 989 797 (option 2) or

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