In February, more than 200 stakeholders attended workshops or participated in a webinar to discuss the draft 2020 Integrated System Plan (ISP) with AEMO’s ISP team and vote on a range of areas for AEMO to consider in the lead up to publishing the final 2020 ISP by mid-year.
Consultation on the draft 2020 ISP has closed with 53 submissions received from peak energy groups, network owners, retailers, generators, consumer groups, councils, universities and individuals. Submission can be found on the AEMO consultation website.
A high-level review of the submissions has identified the following main themes:
- Changing energy mix, including the roles of renewables and storage with generator retirements
- The role of transmission infrastructure in a future NEM
- System security, reliability and resilience implications of the ISP
- Investment and cost aspects
- Scenarios and least worst regrets modelling
- Policy frameworks and regulation
The ISP team is now reviewing the feedback, to identify elements that can be incorporated into current modelling or write up of the Final 2020 ISP, and also elements that may be addressed in the 2022 ISP. The consultation on non-network options remains open until 13th March, and a review of these options will be carried out, with relevant options fed into the modelling sensitivities.
A summary and response to the written submissions for both network and non-network options will be released mid-year, along with the Final 2020 ISP.
Any queries on accessing the workshop and consultation documentation should be addressed to: firstname.lastname@example.org.