2020 NEM Electricity Statement of Opportunities

The Electricity Statement of Opportunities (ESOO) provides technical and market data that informs the decision-making processes of market participants, new investors, and jurisdictional bodies as they assess opportunities in the National Electricity Market (NEM) over a 10-year outlook period.

May 2021 ESOO Update

National Electricity Rules (NER) clause 3.13.3A (b) requires AEMO to publish updates to the statement of opportunities when new information becomes available that materially changes the supply or demand projections, including plant retirements. The recent announcement that all four units at Yallourn Power Station will be withdrawn on 30 June 2028 is considered significant new information, requiring a published update to the 2020 Electricity Statement of Opportunities (ESOO), published in August 2020.

2020 NEM Electricity Statement of Opportunities – results

To view reliability outcomes by region, see:

To view demand forecasts by region, see:

2020 ESOO inputs and assumptions

For the purpose of the National Electricity Rules Clause 3.13.3A(a), in addition to the ESOO and accompanying documents published on this page, the following information should be considered part of the 2020 ESOO:

Note that the 2020 Inputs and Assumptions Workbook contains data not necessarily utilised in the ESOO, incorporating future potential developments appropriate to the Integrated System Plan or other Forecasting and Planning analyses.

In addition, the following reports describe inputs applied in the ESOO:

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