Alice Springs Roadmap to 2030

Mar 2024

The Roadmap to 2030 is the product of three years of trials and research carried out by multiple project partners. It pulls together insights from the Alice Springs Future Grid sub-projects and lays out four pathways to achieving 50% renewable generation by 2030.

Type: Report Future Grid publication   Format: PDF

The report explores the fol­low­ing questions:

  • How has Alice Springs tra­di­tion­al­ly been powered?
  • How is Alice Springs’ pow­er sys­tem chang­ing and why?
  • What might Alice Springs’ future pow­er sys­tem look like?
  • What are the risks and oppor­tu­ni­ties of Alice Springs’ pow­er sys­tem transformation?

It then sets out four sug­gest­ed path­ways, fol­low­ing three phases:

  1. Secure the Sys­tem 
    Address the cur­rent and near­er-term oper­a­tional chal­lenges in a man­ner that lays an endur­ing foun­da­tion for a pow­er sys­tem increas­ing­ly based on renew­able energy. 
  2. Advanced Plan­ning & Oper­a­tion 
    Devel­op and oper­a­tionalise new capa­bil­i­ties, sys­tems, and tools to oper­ate a more sophis­ti­cat­ed, digi­tised, and dynam­ic system. 
  3. Accel­er­ate Renew­able Deploy­ment 
    Com­mis­sion new large-scale renew­able gen­er­a­tion and enable the sys­tem to run for peri­ods with zero gas generation. 

The report con­cludes by lay­ing out pri­or­i­ty actions for key stake­hold­ers mov­ing for­ward, includ­ing devel­op­ing an inte­grat­ed and col­lab­o­ra­tive plan which takes a whole-sys­tem approach.

Sub­mit your for­mal response to the Roadmap by email­ing info@​dka.​com.​au