As the power system transitions, the Essential System Services previously supplied by fossil fuelled generators must be replaced. This requires a widespread rollout of Synchronous Condensers (SCs). ARENA has supported and published a report into an unconventional but promising solution, the conversion of fossil fuelled generators into SCs, either whilst the generator is still operational or upon its closure. The report is very timely because the queue for new SCs requires us to commit to either them, or plant conversions, long before these power stations close. We explain what SCs are, what they do, and the options discussed in the report.