Integrated System Plan
In this section
In this section
- Interactive maps and dashboards
- Electricity Forecasting Insights
- Previous National Electricity Forecasting Report
- NEM Electricity Statement of Opportunities
- Integrated System Plan
- National Transmission Network Development Plan
- Victorian transmission network service provider role
- Independent regional planning reports
- Load forecasting in pre-dispatch and STPASA
- Solar and wind energy forecasting
- Transmission Connection Point Forecasting
- Generation information page
- South Australian Advisory Functions
- Energy Adequacy Assessment Projection (EAAP)
- Value of Customer Reliability
- Demand Side Participation Information Guidelines
AEMO is preparing an inaugural Integrated System Plan (ISP) for the National Electricity Market (NEM). The ISP was recommended by the Independent Review into the Future Security of the NEM (Finkel Review). Recommendation 5.1 from the Finkel Review stated:
“By mid-2018, the Australian Energy Market Operator, supported by transmission network service providers and relevant stakeholders, should develop an integrated grid plan to facilitate the efficient development and connection of renewable energy zones across the National Electricity Market”.
AEMO is calling this an Integrated System Plan (ISP), rather than an integrated grid plan, to reflect that over time, the ISP will by necessity consider a wide spectrum of interconnected infrastructure and energy developments including transmission, generation, gas pipelines, and distributed energy resources. The June 2018 ISP is not the end of the process, but rather the first of many steps, with updates in future years to reflect the dynamically changing nature of the power system and the need to continually innovate and evolve strategies for the future.
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. This ISP will particularly consider:
- What makes a successful renewable energy zone (REZ) and, if REZs are identified, how to develop them.
- Transmission development options.
As the ISP’s purpose and scope encompass those which would normally be covered in AEMO’s National Transmission Network Development Plan (NTNDP), the Australian Energy Regulator (AER) has permitted AEMO to defer the release of the 2017 NTNDP and integrate it into the ISP.
Integrated System Plan Consultation
AEMO is consulting broadly and extensively at all stages during the development of the ISP. This consultation paper sets out AEMO’s approach to delivering the ISP and seeks feedback on specific questions, as well as any broader comments on its approaches and preliminary observations.
AEMO is seeking submissions from all persons interested in the development of an Integrated System Plan. Please email submissions to ISP@aemo.com.au.
- Integrated System Plan Consultation (3.26 MB, pdf)
Stakeholder input to modelling (questions 1.1 and 1.2) must be received by 2 February 2018 to be incorporated.
Written submissions on other questions and matters are welcome until 28 February 2018. AEMO will continue to engage and consult with industry through the first half of next year as the 2018 ISP is developed.