Has AEMO lost the plot?
How this situation has been allowed to proceed this far is an astounding failure of political leadership and, quite frankly, common sense.
Furthermore, it is a plan to transition our country from a safe, independent, cost effective and reliable NEM to one that exposes us to almost complete dependency on China for equipment supply and the risk of cyber attack. One cannot imagine a worse outcome.
The competency of AEMO and CSIRO’s complicity in this fraud needs urgent investigation. An independent royal commission composed of technical and economic experts is needed to impose accountability. The scale of economic damage already being imposed on all Australians is immense and growing.
The Integrated System Plan produced by the Australian Energy Market Operator is supposed to show the way to the green energy transition. In 2022 a team of independent experts convened by James Taylor, supported by The Energy Realists of Australia, subjected the ISP to forensic analysis. In August this year Claire Lehman reported some serious shortcomings in the plan in The Australian newspaper.
James Taylor has provided a commentary to summarise key points in the reliablity assessment of his team and also Lehmann’s contribution.
Both the commentary and Claire Lehmann’s article are essential (and accessible) reading!
It is hard to find the words to do justice to this situation, surely the worst public policy blunder in our peacetime history. James has done his best:)
Something else to bear in mind. Since 2020 The Energy Realists of Australia sent a series of notes to 800+ state and federal MPs and over a hundred journalists to warn them about the problems and pitfalls with net zero. These were written in layman’s language, backed by fully professional modeling of Snowy2.0 and othe parts of the plan. If you get the opportunity, ask them why they ignored the warnings.
The Reliability Assessment of the AEMO 2022 ISP
Critical commentary by Claire Lehmann