Why is the Solar Connect VPP trial necessary?

Alice Springs Future Grid is creating the North­ern Territory’s first res­i­den­tial Vir­tual Pow­er Plant (VPP). The tri­al will look 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 is part of a suite of innovative trials, models and investigations that will help keep the Alice Springs network within voltage limits, reduce the reliance on gas power generation, and help us to reach 50% renewable energy by 2030.