This multi-faceted sub-project will culminate in the delivery of a ‘Roadmap towards 2030’ report for Alice Springs. This will identify the optimal pathways and timelines for achieving the Northern Territory’s target of 50% renewable energy by 2030, on the Alice Springs grid. The Future Grid Deployments sub-project is being led by Power and Water Corporation.
The roadmap will be informed by outcomes from all sub-projects, with a strong emphasis on the results of activities within sub-project 5. These activities include a solar and load forecasting trial, and a dynamic export trial for sites that are typically limited in the amount of solar power they can export.
Combined, these activities will demonstrate how more renewable energy can be dispatched into the grid, reducing the need for curtailment. The aim is to provide more options for System Control to minimise the spinning reserve required from thermal generators.