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Review of the Integrated System Plan

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At the Energy and Climate Change Ministerial Council meeting of 7 July 2023, Ministers agreed the terms of reference for a review of the Australian Energy Market Operator’s Integrated System Plan (ISP). This review was completed in January 2024, with Ministers considering the review at the Energy and Climate Change Ministerial Council meeting on 1 March 2024.

The review

Under the National Energy Transformation Partnership, Ministers recognised the importance of effective system planning to support the energy transformation. This includes ensuring that the ISP – the whole-of-system plan for the development of the National Electricity Market (NEM) – is fit for purpose.

The ISP review was aimed at determining the ideal scope, function, and form of a ‘supercharged’ ISP. A supercharged ISP will present an integrated transition plan that considers the generation, storage, transmission and distribution requirements to maintain affordable and reliable energy. The review  made 15 recommendations regarding the required changes to the regulatory and operational frameworks to achieve this objective.

Energy Ministers considered the outcomes of the review and its recommendations at their meeting on 1 March 2024, and have agreed to a set of actions to improve energy system planning. 

Learnings from the review will be shared with non-NEM jurisdictions to ensure that the benefits of enhanced system planning can be realised across the country.

For enquires about the review please contact energysystemplanning@dcceew.gov.au.

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Energy Ministers' response to the review of the Integrated System Plan

Energy Ministers Communique 1 March 2024

Energy Ministers Communique 28 October 2022 

Australian Energy Market Operator – Integrated System Plan

National Energy Transformation Partnership

Energy Ministers priority issue

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