Engineering Roadmap to 100% Renewables
The Engineering Roadmap to 100% Renewables (“Roadmap”) is an evergreen body of work, originating from the Engineering Framework. The Engineering Framework set out to:
A. Identify possible future operational conditions in the NEM.
B. Consolidate a view of all the work currently underway across the industry.
C. Bridge the gap between current work and future operating conditions.
Since the Engineering Framework was established in 2020,
extensive progress has been made in line with its aims. Focus has progressed
from identifying gaps and possible actions for a range of future operational
scenarios, towards a path of dynamically specifying the necessary engineering
and operational readiness activities to implement in preparation for 100%
In December 2022, the Engineering Roadmap to 100% Renewables was released, presenting AEMO’s view of the technical, engineering, and operational actions required to prepare the NEM to securely and reliably operate at 100% instantaneous renewable penetration for the first time.
An annual report is released outlining the activities that AEMO plans to undertake in the upcoming financial year to help prepare the NEM for operation at times of 100% instantaneous renewables. These Priority Actions Reports seek to continue the work from the Engineering Roadmap to 100% Renewables by providing transparency on the specific activities AEMO is progressing. While the transition does require a concerted effort across industry, this report highlights the key engineering and operational readiness activities that AEMO intends to progress in this next financial year to contribute towards operating at times of 100% instantaneous renewables.
The Roadmap is an ongoing, iterative process that requires close collaboration between AEMO and stakeholders. For more information see get involved.