Operations Technology Roadmap
In late 2021, AEMO and Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) engaged EPRI (Electric Power Research Institute) and a team of consultants from Strategen, GridOptimize and Hoffman Power Consulting to work with a dedicated AEMO National Electricity Market (NEM) and Wholesale Electricity Market (WEM) project team to develop an Operations Technology Roadmap (OTR) for AEMO.
The Australian electricity sector is unique in its current status leading the world in terms of renewable and distributed renewable integration while also projecting radical and transformative levels of growth in renewable energy in the decade ahead. The OTR identifies the system operations capability needs to enable this transformative change while maintaining electricity system reliability, security and resilience.
The roadmap built on work carried out by EPRI and Strategen for CSIRO in 2021 as part of the Global Power System Transformation (G-PST) initiative. It tied directly to ongoing AEMO initiatives, in particular the Engineering Framework (EF), as well as the AEMO future state architecture project.