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December 18, 2017 - 4:33 PM
As you are all aware, the energy industry transformation is gaining momentum at both ends of the energy supply chain – from large-scale generation and transmission, to the distribution and consumer level. As called for in the Finkel Review, and supported by AEMO, there is a pressing need for a nationally integrated strategic plan, which considers how these transformations affect the need for infrastructure development and how the essential technical requirements of the power grid will continue to be efficiently met across the National Electricity Market (NEM).
Under its role as NEM National Transmission Planner, AEMO is preparing an inaugural Integrated System Plan (ISP) for the NEM, due for release by mid-2018. AEMO has just published its consultation paper seeking email submissions from all interested stakeholders by 2 February 2018.
AEMO is calling this an Integrated System Plan (ISP), rather than an integrated grid plan, to reflect that over time, the ISP will need to consider a wide spectrum of interconnected infrastructure and energy developments including transmission, generation, gas pipelines, and distributed energy resources. The first ISP in June 2018 will deliver a strategic infrastructure development plan, based on sound engineering and economics, which can facilitate an orderly energy system transition under a range of scenarios.
Simply email ISP@aemo.com.au with your submissions or any questions you may have