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.