The Engineering Framework will deliver a roadmap to enable a secure and efficient energy transition. The Operational Conditions Summary is the current step of the framework, which shows the operational conditions that were developed in consultation with stakeholders from April to June 2021.
The National Electricity Market (NEM) is changing quickly, with up to 100% instantaneous renewable penetration expected by 2025 if current trends continue, and new operational conditions emerging. Operational conditions are generation mix and loading combinations five to 10 years in the future that necessitate changes to current operational practices. They are a tool to help industry prepare for a secure and efficient energy transition. Successful planning for the first occurrences of these conditions will mean the NEM power system is better prepared for all futures envisioned in the Integrated System Plan (ISP).
Indicative engagement and workplan timelines are shown below. For more information, see Get Involved.
Alongside the roadmap development, AEMO is beginning early work on implementation workplans under the Engineering Framework, including development of a white paper on the Application of Advanced Grid-scale Inverters in the NEM. This paper provides recommendations toward enabling the application of advanced inverter technology to support the NEM as the amount of inverter-based resources increases and synchronous generation online reduces.