Who was involved in Alice Springs Future Grid?
Future Grid was delivered under a consortium model. The consortium members were DKA and DKRI, Ekistica, Power and Water Corporation, and Territory Generation. The project was governed by a Steering Committee (SteCo) comprising individuals from each of the Consortium Member organisations. The SteCo is observed by the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA), CSIRO, and the Northern Territory Government, and took advice from Charles Darwin University and Horizon Power.
Some Consortium Member organisations also acted as sub-project leads. Ekistica was leading sub-projects 1 and 2, while Power and Water lead sub-project 5. Future Grid’s other sub-project leads were the Arid Lands Environment Centre, which lead sub-project 3; and Jacana Energy which lead sub-project 4. CSIRO was the project’s knowledge sharing partner.
There were further organisations involved in Future Grid, as consultants and technology partners. These included the Institute for Sustainable Futures (ISF) at the University of Technology Sydney, RMIT and Proa Analytics.