Virtual Power Plant (VPP) - Sign Up


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Solar Con­nect is a solar and bat­tery tri­al link­ing house­holds into a Vir­tu­al Pow­er Plant (VPP). House­holds con­nect­ed to the VPP will be able to con­tribute solar and bat­tery ener­gy, help­ing to sup­port the grid and earn­ing a month­ly cred­it in return. 

Dur­ing the tri­al, infor­ma­tion will be col­lect­ed by Future Grid Project Part­ners on the per­for­mance of your solar PV sys­tem, bat­tery sys­tem (if you have one) and impor­tant­ly how these sys­tems can be aggre­gat­ed and used to inform future tar­iffs, respond to remote sig­nals pro­vide Essen­tial Sys­tem Services. 


Need assis­tance?


If you have any ques­tions or require assis­tance, please:

Call:
1800 ALICE VPP (1800 254 238)

Email:
info@​alicespringsfuturegrid.​com.​au

Stage 1 Sign-up


Com­plet­ing this Stage 1 Sign Up will enable Future Grid to do a basic eli­gi­bil­i­ty check.

In this sign-up stage, we are encour­ag­ing solar-pow­ered house­holds with, or with­out a bat­tery, to com­plete this form and pro­vide con­sent for the Alice Springs Future Grid project team to assess your eligibility. 

If your prop­er­ty meets the eli­gi­bil­i­ty cri­te­ria and is select­ed to take part we will then need to arrange for a check of your exist­ing sys­tem, includ­ing invert­er set­tings, and install VPP hard­ware.

Pre-sub­mis­sion checklist:

  • You need to be a Jacana Ener­gy customer.
  • You need to be an own­er-occu­pi­er of the home you wish to reg­is­ter in the trial.
  • You will need a solar sys­tem that was installed in 2016 or after. (Com­mit­ting to the instal­la­tion of a new solar sys­tem is ok.)

What if I can’t answer every question?

Please com­plete as many fields as pos­si­ble to enable us to check your eli­gi­bil­i­ty, ensur­ing that your name, res­i­den­tial address and con­tact details match your Jacana Ener­gy account details. If there are any fields not com­plet­ed, it’s ok, we will be in touch to help you fill in any miss­ing information. 

If you have any ques­tions, or are unsure about any details please con­tact us for assis­tance using the details provided.

More infor­ma­tion about the trial.

For more infor­ma­tion on how the VPP will work (includ­ing cred­its, ben­e­fits or oth­er incen­tives) check out our web­site here



Impor­tant note:

If you are inter­est­ed in par­tic­i­pat­ing in the Alice Springs Future Grid VPP tri­al, send us your expres­sion of inter­est using the form below. At this stage, there is no oblig­a­tion to proceed. 

We will com­mence review­ing appli­ca­tions from 1 Novem­ber 2021, and will con­tact you around that time to check that you are still inter­est­ed in join­ing the VPP



Let’s get started…