Electricity Network Transformation Roadmap


Electricity Network Transformation Roadmap

A partnership between the ENA and CSIRO

Australia’s national science agency, CSIRO, and the peak national body representing gas distribution and electricity transmission and distribution businesses in Australia, the Energy Networks Association (ENA) have partnered to develop an Electricity Network Transformation Roadmap (the Roadmap).

Download the Electricity Network Transformation Roadmap Overview

Download the Roadmap Engagement Principles 

What's New

The Roadmap project is actively seeking stakeholder input to maximise ‘co-design’ and invite you or your delegate to participate in the following workshops.

WORKSHOP 2: Exploring the Beneficial Integration of Distributed Energy Resources & Digital Market Platforms for Energy

This two-day workshop will explore key technology and market platform elements that are expected to underpin and motivate increasingly distributed, lower carbon energy systems.

Due to the close relationship between Day 1 and Day 2 content we encourage stakeholders to attend both days if possible. We recognise that making two days available  may challenging, so stakeholders are welcome to only attend one day of the workshop.

Day 1: Beneficial Integration of Distributed Energy Resources

Day 1 will focus on strategic and technological options for enabling the integration of Distributed Energy Resources (DERs) into the grid at mass-scale and in a manner that provides benefits to both customers and the system as a whole.  It will also include initial consideration of the potential need for new entities in a highly-distributed energy systems such as a Distribution System Operator (DSO) and the high level functionality required to enable the platform of the future.

Day 1 will focus particularly on:

  • Defining future grid requirements and identifying the Future Grid characteristics/functionality;
  • Future Grid Architecture (i.e. Physical Network, Communications, Control and data systems);
  • Nodes; and
  • The future platform definition.

Thursday, July 7th, 9am to 4pm
Energex, Brisbane (26 Reddacliff Street, Newstead, QLD, 4006)
Lunch Provided

Day 2: Digital Market Platforms for High-DER Energy Systems

Building on the outcomes of the first day, Day 2 will focus on the strategic and technological options for valuing and monetising the services that millions of Distributed Energy Resources may provide to the energy system through digital market platforms.  This workshop will be informed by global examples from leading jurisdictions including New York State, California and the Netherlands.

Friday, July 8th, 9am to 4pm
Energex, Brisbane (26 Reddacliff Street, Newstead, QLD, 4006)
Lunch Provided

WORKSHOP 3: Electricity Network Pricing and Incentives / Quantitative Roadmap Modelling

This one-day workshop will explore the assumptions and progressive outputs of the quantitative analysis that will inform the Electricity Network Transformation Roadmap.  Undertaken by CSIRO and Energeia, this modelling aims to inform the project on the likely outcomes of alternative pathways for transitioning our electricity system.  The analysis of long-term electricity pricing and incentive frameworks is also being supported by quantitative modelling in this integrated project. 

The workshop is an opportunity for stakeholders to be briefed on key  assumptions, scenarios and modelling approaches being undertaken to inform the Roadmap process. Illustrative modelling results will be presented and discussed with attendees. While the discussions will be technical, participants do not require expertise in modelling and we are seeking input from a wide range of participants including consumer groups, industry, government and regulators.


Monday, 25 July 2016
ParkRoyal Melbourne Airport
9:00am to 4:30pm

Upcoming Workshops

In addition to these workshops, the following events are also planned over the course of 2016. These workshops will explore the Roadmap content as it matures and we are seeking the constructive engagement of stakeholders in this process.  Final dates/locations will be provided as they are finalised. 

Review of Draft Roadmap Content (mid August TBC)

This one-day event will present a draft Roadmap content and quantitative modelling for review and discussion in a workshop environment. This is an important step in gaining feedback from external stakeholders to help refine the Roadmap content.

Future Digital Market Platforms (mid August TBC)

Building on the workshop of the 7/8th July, this workshop will further explore maturing perspectives on the digital market platform options that may be plausible in the Australian context, together with relevant implementation pathways.

Advanced Roadmap Content review (mid-late Sep TBC)

As the project moves into fine-tuning the Roadmap content, this workshop will examine and ‘stress-test’ the next tranche of Roadmap content and quantitative modelling. 

The Roadmap project has a clear delivery date, however, should it prove necessary by mutual agreement, supplementary Roadmap workshops may be conducted to ensure the quality of the final reports.

Electricity Network Transformation Roadmap - Stage One 

Interim Program Report 

Want to know more?

For more information on the Electricity Network Transformation Roadmap, please contact Dr Stuart Johnston at ENA at ntr@ena.asn.au or 02 6272 1555