Intyalheme leading way for bright future in renewables | Centralian Advocate

Aug 17, 2018

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Alice Springs is leading the NT forward and re-establishing itself as a solar energy hub.

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Every year, Eco­Fair shines a light on sci­ence and sus­tain­abil­i­ty in Alice Springs. On Sun­day DKA was proud to con­tribute to ener­getic dis­cus­sions about renew­able ener­gy both at the Eco­Fair hub at the Todd Mall Mar­kets and at the Future Ener­gy Forum where DKA’s Sara John­ston pre­sent­ed Intyal­hemes vision for a clean ener­gy future in the NT and across Aus­tralia. Thanks to Arid Lands Envi­ron­ment Cen­tre for host­ing this vibrant com­mu­ni­ty event. 

John­ston was joined at the Future Ener­gy Forum by the Hon Dale Wake­field (Min­is­ter for Renew­ables and Essen­tial Ser­vices) and fel­low speak­ers Harshi­ni Bartlett (RePow­er Alice Springs) and Sonya Williams (Cities Pow­er Part­ner­ship). Ms John­ston described the Alice Springs pow­er grid as a micro­cosm of larg­er pow­er sys­tems such as the Nation­al Elec­tric­i­ty Mar­ket. While we tran­si­tion the Alice Springs pow­er sys­tem to be able to accom­mo­date more renew­able ener­gy, lessons from the cen­tre will have broad rel­e­vance, not only to the oth­er grids in the NT, but also across Aus­tralia. It’s on this basis that the sig­nif­i­cant oppor­tu­ni­ty exists to repo­si­tion Alice Springs once again as the hub for future ener­gy, with peo­ple across Aus­tralia look­ing to us for answers.” 

Ms Williams con­grat­u­lat­ed Alice Springs on its com­mit­ment to renew­able ener­gy, say­ing for a town of 28,000 peo­ple, you’re real­ly punch­ing above your weight in terms of capa­bil­i­ty, tech­ni­cal skills, knowl­edge, even uni­ver­si­ties work­ing in col­lab­o­ra­tion with gov­ern­ment and pri­vate sector.” 

Min­is­ter Wake­field was sim­i­lar­ly enthu­si­as­tic about Intyal­heme and the inno­v­a­tive work being done in Alice Springs. 

I think one of the things that was excit­ing about today was the lead­er­ship that the Intyal­heme project is show­ing and the oppor­tu­ni­ties we have in Alice Springs to real­ly be world lead­ers in the solar space. We have very strong organ­i­sa­tions in Alice Springs that bring local knowl­edge and exper­tise and pas­sion to this area.” 

Satria Dyer-Dar­mawan cov­ered the Future Ener­gy Forum for the Cen­tralian Advo­cate. Read more. 

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Sara John­ston is lead­ing Intyal­heme in its push to reignite Alice Springs as a renew­able ener­gy hub.

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