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This EOI is to undertake research related to electricity system transformation in a number of areas as identified by the Australia’s Global Power System Transformation Research Roadmap (the Research Roadmap), which was published by CSIRO through engagement with the Global Power System Transformation (G-PST) Consortium. We are requesting several – up to nine – research topics to progress.

Each proposal will focus on one of the following topics:

  • Topic 0: Program Management – Delivery of program support including, regular and ad hoc meetings with research topic leads and CSIRO, delivery of interim and final reporting, and coordination and facilitation of workshops.
  • Topic 1: Inverter Design - Development of capabilities, services, design methodologies and standards for Inverter-Based Resources (IBRs).
  • Topic 2: Stability Tools & Method - New tools and methods required to ensure reliability, security, and stability in power systems.
  • Topic 3: Control Room of the Future - Development of new technologies and approaches for enhanced real-time visibility and analysis in power system operator control rooms.
  • Topic 4: Planning - New planning metrics, methods, and tools to capture the characteristics and influence of a changing resource mix.
  • Topic 5: Restoration & Black Start - Creating new procedures for black starting and restoring a power system with high or 100% IBR penetrations.
  • Topic 6: Services - Quantifying the technical service requirements of future power systems to maintain the supply-demand balance reliably and at least cost.
  • Topic 7: Architecture - Identifying appropriate future power system architectures for coordinating new technology capabilities, regulatory approaches, market design, and the distribution/transmission interface in a highly distributed, variable renewable energy-based system.
  • Topic 8: Distributed Energy Resources - Challenges and opportunities from very high levels of distributed energy resources.
  • Topic 9: Distributed Energy Resources and Stability – Development and deployment of improved DER models to ensure system operators and network providers can maintain power system security with high levels of DERs.

Additional guidance for each topic can be found in Attachment A to this document: Advisory Notes for Relevant Topics PDF (404 KB). This should be read as guidance for responses rather than essential requirements. All responses will be considered and assessed against value for money and program needs.

Please contact Chris Knight ( if you have any questions about this process.

This EOI close at 5:00pm AEST Friday 5th April 2024

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