Pawa Atunmankunytjaku

Project Overview

The South Australian Government will be introducing charging for electricity for residents in community housing in the APY Lands, Yalata and Oak Valley from July 2022.

MoneyMob Talkabout has been engaged by the Remote Area Energy Supply (RAES) scheme, part of the Department for Energy and Mining, to develop and implement a community education and engagement program to ensure communities are ready for the introduction of electricity charging.

The Pawa Atunmankunytjaku Project will provide a house to house education program to all households in the lead up to the installation of smart meters and charging for electricity. There will be continued education after the introduction of charging.

The education is to be provided to all community housing residents in the APY Lands, Yalata and Oak Valley by Anangu Energy Education Workers who will be trained and supported by MoneyMob’s Trainer Mentors.

Contact us on 1800 849 041

Resources

Project Team and Partners

Nicholas Rickard

Nicholas Rickard

Project Manager

Lisa Rogers

Lisa Rogers

Trainer Mentor

Lucas de Lastic

Lucas de Lastic

Project Support

Project Blog

Energy Efficiency Training in Yulara

Energy Efficiency Training in Yulara

By Lucas de LasticĀ  Training was held at the National Indigenous Training Academy in Yulara from Monday 3rd to Thursday 6th October 2022. On Sunday morning, the Pawa Atunmankunytjaku project team picked up 16 Energy Education Workers (EEWs) from Indulkana, Mimili,...

Checking-in on Pukatja

Checking-in on Pukatja

By Lisa Rogers After the start of power charging in July 2022, the team were back in Pukatja in late August to check-in with households to see how they were adjusting to the changes. The team prioritised visiting the houses that were using a lot of power and/or those...

Power Charging Begins in Amata

Power Charging Begins in Amata

By Jenny Turner Amata community began paying for power on Tuesday 16 August 2022. As with the other communities in the APY Lands that had already started paying, we spent a week in Amata to help the community with the transition. On Monday, we visited every house in...

Power Charging Begins in Pipalyatjara

Power Charging Begins in Pipalyatjara

By Lisa Rogers On the 8th of August 2022, the team visited Pipalyatjara for the week to support the community with the introduction of power charging. This was a long drive - 716 KM to be exact! Energy Education Worker Petria worked with us all week and she really...

Power Charging Begins in Mimili

Power Charging Begins in Mimili

By Jenny Turner Power charging began in Mimili Community on Tuesday 19 July 2022. Each household was issued with a welcome pack. This included two smart meter cards and other education materials for people to top up their power. On Monday, our star Energy Education...

Power Charging Begins in Pukatja

Power Charging Begins in Pukatja

By Lisa Rogers Power charging started in Pukatja on Tuesday 12 July 2022. The team spent the whole week in Pukatja supporting the community through the change. We had a team of Energy Education Workers who worked over the week. This was a big week and we are very...

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