What happened during the Solar Connect VPP trial?
During the trial, participants had access to an energy monitoring app, giving them greater visibility over their energy use.
They also received monthly updates on their household’s performance in the VPP from Jacana Energy, an Alice Springs Future Grid project partner. A quarterly update showed the performance of the VPP itself, so participants could see how their participation fit into the bigger picture.
Future Grid’s Community Engagement team at ALEC stayed connected with surveys, updates, focus groups, details of events and other opportunities.
Solar battery participants also participated in a trial tariff that scheduled their batteries to charge during the middle of the day, for usage in the afternoon and evening.