Solar PV R&DProject Alice Springs Future Grid Project
This report represents some of the initial lessons learnt from the Alice Springs Future Grid Project with regards to the challenges and benefits of establishing a project consortium.
The Alice Springs Future Grid project is led by the Intyalheme Centre for Future Energy and involves multiple organisations from across the Northern Territory and Australia. Intyalheme has brought energy experts together to identify and overcome barriers to further renewable energy penetration in the Alice Springs electricity system.
The barriers are technical, regulatory, economic, and community‐based. Intyalheme and its Partners have taken a holistic approach to addressing this challenge, including designing a number of interdependent sub‐projects, led by Project Partner organisations, with whole‐of project activities managed centrally by Intyalheme. Future Grid aims to use the outcomes of the project to inform a pathway to reaching the Northern Territory’s renewable energy target of 50% by 2030 in Alice Springs and beyond.