Why was the Solar Connect VPP trial necessary?

Alice Springs Future Grid created the Northern Territory’s first residential Virtual Power Plant (VPP). The trial looked at how a VPP can help keep the grid stable while increasing the amount of clean energy in the Alice Springs power system.

The VPP was part of a suite of innovative trials, models and investigations that looked at how to keep the Alice Springs network within voltage limits, reduce the reliance on gas power generation, and help the Northern Territory to reach 50% renewable energy by 2030.