Reports and resources
Roadmap to 100% Renewables Development
Engineering Roadmap – FY2024 Priority Actions Report
The Engineering Roadmap – FY2024 Priority Actions report published in July 2023:
outlines the activities AEMO plans to undertake in the 2023–24 financial year (FY2024) to help prepare the National Electricity Market (NEM) for operation at times of 100 percent instantaneous renewables.
Summarises the extensive progress made in FY2023 by AEMO and across industry to increase preparedness for 100% instantaneous renewables.
Engineering Roadmap to 100% Renewables
The Engineering Roadmap to 100% Renewables, published in December 2022:
- A detailed, engineering-focussed roadmap
- Presents 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.
- Provides a technical base to inform industry prioritisation of steps necessary to securely, reliably and affordably transition through key milestones on the way to 100% renewables.
- Provides confidence around actions underway and highlights areas requiring further attention
The Priority Actions, published in June 2022:
- Outlines a list of near-term priority actions needed to prepare the NEM power system for six identified future operational conditions, including preparation for 100% instantaneous penetration of renewables
- Summarises AEMO’s Engineering Framework action commitments for the 2022-2023 financial year
The Initial Roadmap, published in December 2021:
- Summarises the outcomes of a gap identification process undertaken in collaboration with stakeholders
- Highlights the key strategic decisions and next steps required to enable a secure and efficient transition to future operational conditions
Operational Conditions Summary
The Operational Conditions Summary, published in July 2021:
- Summarises the journey to date for the Engineering Framework and how the framework links with ongoing Energy Security Board (ESB) and Australian Energy Market Commission (AEMC) reform processes.
- Explains and summarises the purpose of the Engineering Framework operational conditions.
Engineering Framework March 2021 Report
The Engineering Framework March 2021 Report, published in March 2021:
- Explains what the Engineering Framework is, why it’s needed, and AEMO’s proposed approach to preparing for future system conditions.
- Summarises the work in progress across industry to prepare for future system operation
Engineering Framework Information Pack
The information pack, published in December 2020 provided an overview of the Engineering Framework, including:
- What to expect
- Benefits of the Framework
- Journey from the RIS
- How the Framework fits with other industry processes and AEMO publications
Information in this pack has been superseded by the March 2021 report (above).
The Voluntary Specification for Grid-Forming Inverters, published in May 2023:
- Defines and specifies the ‘core’ technical capabilities that power electronic devices should have in order to be categorised as grid-forming inverters
- Includes expected performance requirements for grid-forming inverters and ‘additional capabilities’ which, although desirable, may not be met by all grid-forming inverters
The Compliance of DER with Technical Settings report, published in April 2023:
- Summarises the evidence on the nature and scale of DER non-compliance
- Highlights the importance and urgency of improving DER compliance
- Shares insights that may inform improvements to governance frameworks for managing DER compliance.
The Enduring primary frequency response requirements for the NEM technical white paper, published in September 2021:
- Examines the role of primary frequency response (PFR) within the broader frequency control chain.
- Establishes the technical characteristics and power system requirements of effective PFR.
- Explores how effective PFR can be maintained as the power system continues to transition into the future.
The Application of Advanced Grid-Scale Inverters in the NEM white paper, published in August 2021:
- Describes the application of advanced grid-scale inverters in the NEM, with a focus on grid-forming inverters.
- Provides recommendations toward enabling the application of this technology to support the NEM.
Voluntary specification for grid-forming inverters webinar presentation2.02 MB
Engineering Roadmap to 100% Renewables webinar presentation2.26 MB
Engineering Roadmap to 100% Renewables webinar recording216.91 MB
Initial Roadmap Information session presentation1.99 MB
Gaps and actions information session presentation1.41 MB
Industry workshop presentation1.09 MB
Industry workshop recording125.07 MB