The Intyalheme story

Intyal­heme (pro­nounced in-CHAR-lum) is an Arrernte word that means a fire start­ing up again.’ Even when the flames have died down, the embers retain enough ener­gy that with lit­tle more than some breath and kin­dling, the fire can eas­i­ly be reignit­ed. Alice Springs has a long his­to­ry of renew­able ener­gy exper­tise and infra­struc­ture. By reignit­ing these embers, Intyal­heme is ener­gis­ing the North­ern Ter­ri­to­ry’s renew­able future.

Estab­lished in 2017 with $5 mil­lion seed fund­ing from the North­ern Ter­ri­to­ry Gov­ern­ment (NTG), Intyal­he­me’s role is to enhance renew­able ener­gy capa­bil­i­ty by bridg­ing gaps in rela­tion­ships, knowl­edge, and tech­nolo­gies. The gov­ern­ment aims to pow­er the Ter­ri­to­ry with 50 per cent renew­able ener­gy by 2030. Intyal­heme con­tributes to this goal by lead­ing col­lab­o­ra­tive projects, shar­ing exist­ing knowl­edge and gen­er­at­ing new knowledge. 

Based in Alice Springs, Intyal­heme is a flag­ship project of Desert Knowl­edge Aus­tralia (DKA) and is gov­erned by a con­sor­tium of rep­re­sen­ta­tives from DKA, the NT Gov­ern­ment, Pow­er and Water Cor­po­ra­tion, Charles Dar­win Uni­ver­si­ty and Ekisti­ca. By lever­ag­ing exist­ing exper­tise to build pow­er­ful new out­comes, the small team at Intyal­heme is mak­ing big things happen. 

The Intyal­heme Strategy