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.

Project Team and Contractors

Nicholas Rickard

Nicholas Rickard

Project Manager

Lisa Rogers

Lisa Rogers

Trainer Mentor

Sidney Watts

Sidney Watts

Trainer Mentor

Lucas de Lastic

Lucas de Lastic

Project Support

Project Blog

Energy Education Worker Training

Energy Education Worker Training

On Saturday 17 April, the Pawa Atunmankunytjaku team headed out across the APY Lands to pick up workers from every community and take them to the Umuwa Trade Training Centre for a week of paid training. On Sunday as the workers arrived, they were very happy with their...

Smart Meter Installations Begin

Smart Meter Installations Begin

Cowell Electric are installing new Smart Meters for the SA Government on all houses, businesses and other buildings in the APY Lands, Yalata and Oak Valley. Installations will begin in March 2021. Notices with scheduled installation dates have been posted in each...

Training with Uniting Communities SA

Training with Uniting Communities SA

This week Melissa Heywood and Leanne Burns from our project partner Uniting Communities SA, visited Alice Springs to provide the Pawa Atunmankunytjaku team with “train the trainer, training” in Energy Efficiency and Household assessments. An intense and productive...

Seeking Energy Champions!

Seeking Energy Champions!

The Pawa Atunmankunytjaku (Looking after Power) project is looking for Energy Championsin every community on the APY lands, Yalata and Oak Valley. Change is coming mid 2021 with the SA Government saying people need to help share thecost of all the power on the lands...

Tour of the Central Powerhouse

Tour of the Central Powerhouse

Whilst out on the APY Lands, we were privileged to have a tour of the Central Powerhouse at Umuwa. This was extremely educational, especially to those of us that have lived on communities previously and remembered the old tin shed that enclosed a generator for each...

Community Engagement – APY Lands

Community Engagement – APY Lands

Throughout October and November, the Pawa Atunmankunytjaku and Remote Area Energy Supply (RAES) teams made our first trips out to the APY Lands to complete the first round of community engagement. This involved a presentation to the Community Councils and a BBQ in...

Introducing our project name and logo!

Introducing our project name and logo!

We have been working closely with Iwiri to develop a project name and logo. Pawa Aṯunmankunytjaku means to take care of power. The ochre coloured circles and the white arches that surround them symbolises a meeting place; a place of communication, education, somewhere...

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