Pawa Atunmankunytjaku

Project Overview

The South Australian Government introduced charging for electricity for residents in community housing in the APY Lands, Yalata and Oak Valley starting July 2022.

MoneyMob Talkabout was 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 were ready for the introduction of electricity charging.

The Pawa Atunmankunytjaku Project provided a house-to-house education program to all households in the lead-up to the installation of smart meters and charging for electricity.

The Department of Energy and Mining has extended the engagement of Money Mob Talkabout for 2023-2024, to continue their support of householders in the APY Lands with energy efficiency and meter education. This support is being delivered by our Home Energy Support Worker and Anangu Energy Education Workers.

Contact us on 1800 849 041

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Project Team and Partners

Tia Paterson-Dunn

Tia Paterson-Dunn

Home Energy Support Worker

Project Blog

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...

Energy Education Worker Spotlight – Fiona Moore

Energy Education Worker Spotlight – Fiona Moore

Employee Name: Fiona Moore Residential Community: Yalata How long have you been with the Pawa Atunmankunytjaku team? November 2021 What does your job entail? Door knocking and speaking to members of my community about paid power. Who and what inspired you to join the...

Home visits begin in Yalata

Home visits begin in Yalata

By Lucas de Lastic In the middle of November, our newly trained team of Energy Education Workers (EEWs) completed the first round of house visits in Yalata Community. We would like to thank our EEWs for an amazing job with the team managing to speak to most of the...

Yalata EEW team completes training

Yalata EEW team completes training

By Lisa Rogers Training was held at Scotdesco (Tjilkaba) Community from Monday 8th to Friday 12th November 2021. On Monday afternoon Lisa and Lucas picked up the seven newly recruited Energy Education Workers (EEWs) from Yalata and drove them to the Scotdesco Training...