Roadmap for research into smooth transition to renewables

Australia's national science agency, CSIRO, has released a roadmap highlighting research needed to ensure a smooth transition to a more secure and affordable electricity system.

The roadmap was developed in collaboration with the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO). The work is based on input from leading Australian and international system operators and research agencies from the Global Power System Transformation (G-PST) Consortium.

The consortium adapted key research questions to the Australian context, with the goal of supporting Australia's energy transition in the long-term interests of consumers.

The research areas identified address the challenge of rapid change faced by Australia's National Electricity Market and Wholesale Electricity Market.

Australia’s electricity systems face several key challenges, including ageing infrastructure, increasing complexity, and the need for investment in transmission and distribution.

The roadmap summarises the outcomes of 9 individual research plans, including which research should be prioritised. 

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Australia’s G-PST Roadmap and accompanying documents CSIRO