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.
If you have any questions or require assistance, please:
1800 ALICE VPP (1800 254 238)
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.
- 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.
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.