Intyalheme (pronounced in-char-lum) is an Arrernte word meaning ‘a fire starting up again’. It’s the perfect word to describe the way the DKA project builds on Alice Springs’ long history of solar expertise and infrastructure to lead exciting new initiatives that encourage the increased uptake of renewable energy.
Mr Marshall will lead Intyalheme for 12 months while outgoing General Manager Sara Johnston is on maternity leave. He brings years of project management skills, community engagement experience and a passion for renewables to a project that is creating connections across the NT energy sector.
“Intyalheme’s work to energise the Territory’s renewable future is something I’m very proud to be a part of. Sara has done impressive work establishing Intyalheme and I look forward to leading this vital project for the next year,” said Mr Marshall.
Intyalheme leads collaborative projects that work towards Northern Territory Government’s goal of powering the Territory with 50% renewables by 2030. Energy experts from around Australia agree that Alice Springs is the perfect place to develop innovative solutions that will benefit power systems all over Australia.
Over the next 12 months Intyalheme will focus on the Alice Springs Future Grid, a suite of projects working to overcome the technical challenges associated with integrating more renewables into our power system. Due to the size and characteristics of our grid, Alice Springs must develop solutions to these challenges several years before the rest of Australia, at which point the nation will look to Alice for the answers.