Why was a VPP part of the Future Grid project?

The VPP in Alice Springs, known as Solar Connect, invited households with rooftop solar, with or without a battery to join the trial.

The experience in developing the trial, engaging participants and running the trial, provided valuable insights to the project stakeholders on what future trials might look like. The functionality developed during the trial provided the opportunity to investigates these new technologies and concepts – that is, this was the first VPP in the NT, and it allowed the participants to share energy and data in new ways.