Australian Energy Market Operator


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...

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...

2019 Electricity statement of opportunities

The 2019 report forecasts a continued elevated risk of expected unserved energy over the next ten years. Compared to last year’s forecast, and based on improved model representation of input uncertainties, AEMO observes greater risks of load shedding due to uncontrollable, but increasingly likely, high...
Discussion paper

Building power system resilience with pumped hydro energy storage

This paper provides new perspectives and deeper analysis on the role pumped hydro energy storage and strategic transmission developments can play in lowering costs to consumers.