The Intyalheme story

Intyal­heme (pro­nounced in-CHAR-lum) is an Arrernte word that means a fire flar­ing 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.

Estab­lished with $5 mil­lion seed fund­ing from the North­ern Ter­ri­to­ry Gov­ern­ment, Intyal­he­me’s role is to enhance renew­able ener­gy capa­bil­i­ty by bridg­ing gaps in rela­tion­ships, knowl­edge, and tech­nolo­gies. The NT 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). It is gov­erned by a con­sor­tium of rep­re­sen­ta­tives from DKA, the NT Gov­ern­ment, Pow­er and Water Cor­po­ra­tion, Charles Dar­win Uni­ver­si­ty and Ekisti­ca

The Intyal­heme Strategy