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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 and respond to remote oper­a­tional sig­nals to pro­vide essen­tial sys­tem services. 

Need assis­tance?

If you have any ques­tions or require assis­tance, please:

1800 ALICE VPP (1800 254 238)


Stage 1 Expres­sion of Interest

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

In this sign-up stage, we are encour­ag­ing house­holds that have a com­pat­i­ble solar, 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 you intend to install a solar and bat­tery sys­tem in the next few months, you should also com­plete this form.

If your prop­er­ty meets the eli­gi­bil­i­ty cri­te­ria and is select­ed to take part you will move to the next stage to a Solar Con­nect con­tract, led by Jacana Ener­gy. We will also need to arrange for a check of your exist­ing sys­tem and to com­plete any site updates, such as invert­er set­ting updates and the instal­la­tion of VPP hard­ware.

Pre-sub­­­mis­­­sion checklist

To be eli­gi­ble you will need to:

  • Be a Jacana Ener­gy customer
  • Be an own­er-occu­pi­er of the home you wish to reg­is­ter in the trial
  • Have a con­tin­u­ous inter­net connection
  • Own an eli­gi­ble solar and/​or bat­tery stor­age sys­tem (or install one before tri­al commencement)

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.

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…