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.