Var­i­ous pilot stud­ies, tri­als and com­mu­ni­ty engage­ment activ­i­ties are under­way or cur­rent­ly in devel­op­ment, includ­ing a tri­al of what is expect­ed to be the North­ern Territory’s first Vir­tu­al Pow­er Plant (VPP). The tri­al will look at how a VPP — a net­work of solar-pow­ered homes — can help keep the grid sta­ble while increas­ing the amount of clean ener­gy in the Alice Springs pow­er system.

There are oppor­tu­ni­ties to get involved with Future Grid by join­ing a com­mu­ni­ty ref­er­ence group, con­nect­ing to the VPP, help­ing out with events, and much more. you can make a start right now, by lik­ing our Face­book page!

To express your inter­est in being involved with the Alice Springs Future Grid project, fill out the form below. We will save your details in a secure man­ner, and get in touch with you if and when there is an oppor­tu­ni­ty to participate. 

*Required fields are marked with an asterisk. 

Data man­age­ment and pri­va­cy disclaimer

Please be aware that the details you pro­vide will be shared with the rel­e­vant project part­ner organ­i­sa­tions. The Arid Lands Envi­ron­ment Cen­tre (ALEC) is the project lead for sub-project 3: Com­mu­ni­ty Solu­tions, which is respon­si­ble for the recruit­ment of house­holds to take part in the Vir­tu­al Pow­er Plant tri­al. Oth­er part­ner organ­i­sa­tions that could have access to the infor­ma­tion you pro­vide include Jacana Ener­gy, Pow­er and Water Cor­po­ra­tion, CSIRO and Desert Knowl­edge Australia.

If you would rather not make direct con­tact with the project, you are most wel­come to enter your email into the box at the bot­tom of this page, after which you will receive project updates via the Intyal­heme mail­ing list, about four times per year.

*** We are inter­est­ed in what part of Alice Springs you live in because of poten­tial for involve­ment in a Vir­tu­al Pow­er Plant tri­al. Feel free to enter sub­urb only, street only, or your full address if you feel com­fort­able to do so. If you do not live in Alice Springs, please name your near­est town.