Australian Energy Market Operator

The Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) was established by the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) on 1 July 2009 to manage the National Electricity Market (NEM) in the eastern and south-eastern states and Australian gas markets.

In the years following their establishment, AEMO’s responsibilities have progressively grown. This has included adding various gas market functions, and becoming the market and independent power system operator for Western Australia from 2015.


2020 Electricity statement of opportunities

This report forecasts electricity supply reliability in the National Electricity Market (NEM) over a 10-year period to help inform the decision-making of market participants, investors and policymakers.

2020 Integrated System Plan for the National Electricity Market

The Australian Energy Market Operator’s (AEMO) Integrated System Plan (ISP) provides a 20-year roadmap for the National Electricity Market (NEM) through the energy transition period to 2040.

Renewable Integration Study: stage 1 report

The Renewable Integration Study (RIS) is the first stage of a multi-year plan to maintain system security in a future National Electricity Market (NEM) with a high share of renewable resources. AEMO’s findings and recommendations in this report reflect both its day-to-day experience operating the...

Summer 2019-20 readiness plan

The Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) has prepared this document to provide information about its preparations for summer 2019-20. These preparations are designed to minimise the risk of customer supply disruption in the National Electricity Market during the periods of highest demand for electricity from...

Maintaining power system security with high penetrations of wind and solar generation

The purpose of this insights paper is to set the scene for AEMO’s ongoing investigations into renewable integration in Australia and identify any additional priority focus areas. This insights paper is generally based on information available to AEMO as at 1 October 2019 unless otherwise...