The Engineering Framework is the next step in a multi-year plan to deliver an integrated roadmap for the NEM. It builds on the RIS Stage 1 which delivered the first step. The Engineering Framework seeks to go beyond the renewable integration alone, by taking a broader perspective, and acknowledging the various activities that are already happening across industry.
The Engineering Framework aims to:
- Facilitate a discussion to identify possible future operational conditions for the NEM power system.
- Consolidate a common view of the current work underway to adapt the system and existing avenues for engagement.
- Collaborate on identifying where increased industry focus is needed to bridge the gap between current work and future operational conditions.
Ten focus areas have been identified, which are spread across three broad themes: attributes, operability and integration.
The focus areas are used to frame the current work and avenues for engagement in the March 2021 report. They will also be used to collaborate on identifying where increased industry focus is needed to bridge the gap between current work and future operational conditions.
AEMO is looking to work closely with stakeholders on the Engineering Framework to inform its future priorities and identify areas for collaboration.