Energising the Northern Territory's renewable future.

The Intyal­heme Cen­tre for Future Ener­gy was set up to dri­ve the NT towards its 50% by 2030 renew­able ener­gy tar­get. Intyal­heme is coor­di­nat­ing elec­tric­i­ty indus­try part­ners to iden­ti­fy and remove bar­ri­ers to fur­ther renew­able ener­gy pen­e­tra­tion in the Alice Springs pow­er sys­tem; a com­plex chal­lenge in one of Australia’s most iso­lat­ed grids.

Intyal­heme (pro­nounced in-CHAR-lum) is a Cen­tral Arrernte word mean­ing a fire flar­ing up again”.

The name rep­re­sents the need to stoke the fire” by way of lever­ag­ing local exper­tise gen­er­at­ed dur­ing pre­vi­ous ini­tia­tives, to over­come chal­lenges pre­sent­ed by the tran­si­tion to a renew­able ener­gy future.

Intyalheme’s guid­ing prin­ci­ples are facil­i­ta­tion, col­lab­o­ra­tion and rel­e­vance. Intyal­heme grows part­ner­ships that demon­strate how new tech­nol­o­gy and inno­v­a­tive prac­tices can be applied through­out Aus­tralia and beyond.

Intyalheme’s core focus areas are: 

  • Knowl­edge sharing
  • Research and development
  • Test­ing of new and emerg­ing technologies
  • Rela­tion­ship and net­work facilitation
  • Indus­try part­ner­ships and commercialisation
  • Com­mu­ni­ty edu­ca­tion and engagement
  • Increas­ing human capac­i­ty and skills, train­ing and devel­op­ment, employ­ment oppor­tu­ni­ties across the renew­able ener­gy sector

Intyal­heme was estab­lished with $5m seed fund­ing from the North­ern Ter­ri­to­ry Gov­ern­ment grant, and is devel­op­ing a sus­tain­able busi­ness mod­el so that its con­tri­bu­tion to the ener­gy sec­tor is ongo­ing. Intyal­heme is a flag­ship project of DKA gov­erned by a con­sor­tium of rep­re­sen­ta­tives from DKA, the North­ern Ter­ri­to­ry Gov­ern­ment, Pow­er and Water Cor­po­ra­tion, Charles Dar­win Uni­ver­si­ty and Ekisti­ca.

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New leader for Intyalheme

Jul 21, 2020

The Intyalheme Centre for Future Energy is pleased to announce that Tristan Simons has been appointed to the role of General Manager.

Intyalheme awarded $3.2m Microgrid grant

Jun 05, 2020

Intyalheme will lead a project to increase renewable energy uptake through the development of microgrid technology.

Solar pond pioneers tell their story

May 25, 2020

Alice Springs was the site of an extraordinary energy generation experiment in the 1980s