Engineering Framework

The Engineering Framework is a toolkit to define the full range of operational, technical and engineering requirements needed to deliver the futures envisaged by the Integrated System Plan (ISP). The framework seeks to facilitate an orderly transition to a secure and efficient future NEM system.

As part of the framework, AEMO released the Operational Conditions Summary in July. Operational conditions are generation mix and loading combinations projected to occur five to 10 years in the future that will necessitate changes to current operational practices.

The Engineering Framework is being used to develop a roadmap of gaps and actions to inform preparation of the NEM for operation under the six identified operational conditions, including operation with 100% instantaneous penetration of renewable energy by 2025. An initial version of this roadmap is due for publication in December this year.

Indicative engagement and workplan timelines are shown below. For more information, see Get Involved

Alongside the roadmap development, AEMO is beginning early work on implementation workplans under the Engineering Framework, including development of a white paper on the Application of Advanced Grid-scale Inverters in the NEM. This paper provides recommendations toward enabling the application of advanced inverter technology to support the NEM as the amount of inverter-based resources increases and synchronous generation online reduces.

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