What is the Alice Springs Future Grid project?

Alice Springs Future Grid is a $12.5m collaborative project involving multiple organisations from across the Northern Territory and Australia. Its purpose is to identify and overcome barriers to further renewable energy penetration in the Alice Springs electricity system. Future Grid is delivered through a series of innovative trials, models and investigations. These activities are informing what may need to change in the Alice Springs electricity system to accommodate increasing amounts of renewable energy, while also improving use of the current system. Future Grid will design a pathway to achieving the Northern Territory’s 50 per cent by 2030 renewable energy target in Alice Springs, with lessons learnt transferable to other grids. The delivery of Future Grid is led by the Intyalheme Centre for Future Energy, on behalf of Desert Knowledge Australia (DKA).