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Intyalheme progress update August 2018

Aug. 10, 2018

Services: Intyalheme

Since launching in December 2017, the Intyalheme Centre for Future Energy has embedded itself in the NT energy sector.

Over the course of sev­en months and through exten­sive con­sul­ta­tion with indus­try and com­mu­ni­ty, the flag­ship DKA project has devel­oped a wide­spread stake­hold­er net­work and an excit­ing suite of col­lab­o­ra­tive projects, knowl­edge shar­ing activ­i­ties and com­mu­ni­ty engage­ment events. 

Intyal­heme sup­ports the North­ern Ter­ri­to­ry Government’s 50 per cent by 2030 renew­able ener­gy tar­get though knowl­edge shar­ing, com­mu­ni­ty edu­ca­tion and engage­ment, indus­try part­ner­ships, deliv­er­ing col­lab­o­ra­tive projects and facil­i­tat­ing con­nec­tions as its core func­tions. Intyal­heme builds on the exist­ing renew­able ener­gy infra­struc­ture, knowl­edge and exper­tise with­in the Alice Springs community. 

Intyal­heme is work­ing to pro­vide a clean ener­gy future for everyone

Dur­ing its first year Intyal­heme has estab­lished its gov­er­nance through the form­ing of an Exec­u­tive Com­mit­tee and Tech­ni­cal Advi­so­ry Group. These groups are com­prised of rep­re­sen­ta­tives from Intyal­heme con­sor­tium mem­ber organ­i­sa­tions – DKA, the North­ern Ter­ri­to­ry Gov­ern­ment, Pow­er and Water Corpo­­ration, Charles Dar­win Uni­ver­si­ty and Ekisti­ca – and pro­vide strate­gic over­sight and tech­ni­cal exper­tise. The Alice Springs Ref­er­ence Group has also been formed and is pro­vid­ing essen­tial com­mu­ni­ty per­spec­tive and input on Intyalheme’s pro­posed activ­i­ties and projects.

As part of its for­ma­tion Intyal­heme has estab­lished a range of key project ele­ments such as the stake­hold­er com­mu­ni­ca­tions and engage­ment plan and risk man­age­ment frame­work. Cru­cial­ly, these are under­pinned by the strate­gic plan and Intyalheme’s project vision – to pro­vide a clean ener­gy future for everyone. 

Intyal­heme is already enabling con­nec­tions, bring­ing togeth­er RePow­er Alice Springs with Pow­er and Water Cor­po­ra­tion to dis­cuss a com­mu­ni­ty owned 10MW solar farm.

Intyal­heme has made impor­tant progress across all of its core focus areas and is work­ing close­ly with key indus­try stake­hold­ers in the NT such as Pow­er and Water Corporation’s Pow­er Net­works and Sys­tem Con­trol, and across Aus­tralia through impor­tant rela­tion­ships, includ­ing with the Aus­tralian Renew­able Ener­gy Agency (ARE­NA), which are inform­ing col­lab­o­ra­tive projects. Intyal­heme is also ful­fill­ing its role to sup­port and con­nect com­mu­ni­ty groups includ­ing RePow­er Alice Springs, Food Lad­der and the Arid Lands Envi­ron­ment Centre. 

DKA and the Intyal­heme team look for­ward to imple­ment­ing its activ­i­ties and projects, and con­tin­u­ing to expand its stake­hold­er network.

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