AEMO releases ‘Engineering Roadmap to 100% Renewables’ report

Earlier today, the AEMO published its ‘Engineering Roadmap to 100% Renewables‘ report.

The 101-page report is the latest instalment in the market operator’s ‘Engineering Framework’ series and is intended to present a view of the technical requirements for the NEM to be capable of operating at 100% instantaneous penetrations of renewables securely and reliably.


The roadmap within the report is broken down into three broad themes –  System Security, Operability, and Resource Adequacy and Capability. The table below is taken from pg. 24 and outlines the sections covered under each of these three themes.

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Dan Lee
Dan Lee first started at Global-Roam in June 2013. He has departed (and returned) for a couple of stints overseas in that time, but rejoined our team permanently in late 2019. More recently, Dan's focus has been on growing his understanding of the market and developing his analytical capabilities. He is currently enrolled in the Master of Sustainable Energy program at the University of Queensland.

1 Comment on "AEMO releases ‘Engineering Roadmap to 100% Renewables’ report"

  1. Thank you for sharing. Newbie here.

    AEMO forecasts a need for “the equivalent of up to 40 large synchronous condensers” provided for by a “range of technologies” to sustain 100% instantaenous penetration of renewable energy. There are just 4 synchrons in SA today. I haven’t seen this mentioned anywhere. What sort of technologies could provide this service? Does this imply massive investment in synchrons?

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