AEMO is currently developing the 2020 Integrated System Plan (ISP), due for release later this year, which will provide an actionable roadmap for navigating Australia’s secure and reliable energy future.
As part of this process, we published the Draft 2020 ISP in December 2019 (the consultation period is currently open) and over the last three days there were stakeholder workshops held in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne on the Draft 2020 ISP. The objectives of those workshops were to provide stakeholders with an opportunity to ask questions face to face with the ISP modelling team ahead of the written submissions, and to involve stakeholders in the prioritisation of the remaining work scope.
Over 130 people from a wide variety of industry sectors attended the four hour workshops across the three sites. The day was broken into several different sessions, including small group discussions, a panel session with the AEMO modelling leads, and a ‘Meet the Modellers’ session covering five different aspects of the ISP.
There was the opportunity for plenty of question and answers directly with the modelling team and senior executives. Initial feedback from participants was that they valued the opportunity to talk directly with the modellers, and to directly influence the prioritisation and focus for the next 3 months of work ahead of the Final ISP, to be published in June. A summary of the workshops will be published on the AEMO website in coming weeks.
For those that were unable to attend the in-person workshops, AEMO will be holding a webinar next week on Tues 11th February at 1-3 pm. If you would like to attend the webinar, please email email@example.com and we will send you an invitation with instructions on how to register.
Links to the ISP document and appendices, plus details of the consultation can be found on our website.