Alice Springs energy experts present a vision of the future

The challenge of integrating renewable energy into the Alice Springs electricity grid has been highlighted to experts all over Australia, in a recent webinar.

The Intyal­heme Cen­tre for Future Ener­gy was invit­ed by Engi­neers Aus­tralia to deliv­er a pre­sen­ta­tion out­lin­ing how Alice Springs is posi­tioned to demon­strate what a future grid could look like. 

Intyal­heme Gen­er­al Man­ag­er Sara John­ston was joined by elec­tri­cal engi­neer Clare Payn­ter for the pre­sen­ta­tion, which was viewed by about 500 experts; some in the room in New­cas­tle, and oth­ers logged in to the live stream. 

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ARENA and Ekistica

During September, Bert Herteleer gave the key note speech to the European PV and Solar Energy Conference (EU PVSEC) in Brussels, on the interaction between renewables and the grid, based on Knowledge and performance data from ARENA’s Remote and Regional Australia portfolio. The speech and paper were the result of a fruitful collaboration between Power and Water Corporation, ARENA and Ekistica. The speech was included as one of the EU PVSEC highlights presentation by Dr Robert Kenny during which he spent several minutes discussing the impacts for the PV industry.  The presentation was again delivered for the NT October Business month. Ekistica has been working with ARENA in a Knowledge Sharing partnership over the past few years, and has received positive feedback from both ARENA and other industry leaders.

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Sheena Ong is one of our graduate engineers and recently participated in a video profile project to inspire girls in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and maths) entrepreneurship, as part of the ATSE STELR WISE initiative. This Australia-wide project sees women who are currently working in the industry share an insight into their careers to encourage and inspire younger women to think about taking up careers in STEM.  Please click on the link to watch Sheena’s inspiring story, which also features the Desert Knowledge Australia Solar Centre that Ekistica helped conceive, operates and maintains.



On Thursday 21st September 2017, Ekistica was delighted to accept the NT Regional Exporter of the Year Award at the Chief Minister's Industry and Export Awards in Darwin.

These awards have been acknowledging export and industry excellence across a wide range of sectors for over 24 years. They focus on local industry through four domestic awards for Manufacturing, Resource Supply and Service, Industry Innovation and the Indigenous Exporter.

Board member Peter Renehan and Operations Manager, Michael Tuckwell represented Ekistica at the event, proudly accepting the award on behalf of the dedicated efforts of the whole team. Managing Director, Lyndon Frearson said:

“The awards demonstrate the high calibre of exporters within the Northern Territory, and this reinforces the importance and significance of what we do. Our vision is a world where location is not a barrier to good technical outcomes, where the appropriation of technology enables people, communities and businesses to reach their full potential.
We believe that the barriers to delivery of good infrastructure and technical services, regardless of location, are only resolved by a people-centred, holistic appreciation of complexity, context and communication. Ekistica is a great company, that is impacting the world by focusing on people and their relationship to place.”

As a territory winner, Ekistica will now progress as national finalists, from which one category winner will be crowned the Australian Exporter of the Year. The national program recognises Australian businesses for their export achievements and contribution to Australia's economic prosperity. The 55th National Awards Ceremony will be held on Tuesday 5th December in Canberra.

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The Bushlight India Project

The Bushlight India Project.
Presentation for the Delhi International Renewable Energy Conference (DIREC2010), October 2010

Ekistica is an active member of the International Energy Agency PVPS Task 13.  The objective of Task 13 is to improve the operation, reliability and, consequently, the electrical and economic output of photovoltaic power systems and subsystems through: providing a common platform whereby quality aspects are elaborated and exchanged amongst the stakeholders; and disseminating this knowledge to different market actors.  

Ekistica has contributed to various reports prepared by the Task 13 group. These can be found at the IEA Task 13 website.