Virtual Power Plant (VPP) trials

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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.




Stage 1 Sign-up


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. 

Com­plet­ing this Stage 1 Sign Up will enable Future Grid to do a basic eli­gi­bil­i­ty check. 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 and the own­er-occu­pi­er of the home you wish to reg­is­ter in the trial.

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

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. For more infor­ma­tion on how the VPP will work check out our web­site. In return for your par­tic­i­pa­tion, you’ll receive a month­ly cred­it on your bill.

To sign up for the bat­tery tri­als please fill out the form below.

If you have any ques­tions or require assis­tance, please call 1800 ALICE VPP (1800 254 238) or email info@​alicespringsfuturegrid.​com.​au.


Solar Con­nect Trial