Australia is experiencing the world’s fastest and most profound power system transformation. The system is being directly impacted by decarbonisation, digitisation, democratisation and decentralisation. This is being accelerated by a complex range of societal, technological, economic and commercial shifts.
Without an uplift to AEMO’s technical capability in the NEM, WEM and Gas control rooms, operations support and markets teams, AEMO may not be able to reliably and securely manage these future power system needs.
The Operations Technology Program has been initiated to address these evolving needs in line with the rules and regulations. It will leverage technological innovations, uplift systems, and invest in advanced analytics and forecasting capabilities to support near real time decision making. This will enable AEMO to better manage increasing complexity, larger data sets and more frequent significant events to meet the ongoing needs of the Australian energy system.