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 starting 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 a Northern Territory Government grant ($5 million over 3 years) 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.