Member Profile

Tjintju Energy

Creating opportunities for Aboriginal youth to work within the renewable energy and electrical contracting sectors.

Tjintju Energy has been created from a collaboration between Traditional Owner Barron Bonney and Jim Thomson who both met whilst serving on the board of the Aboriginal Workforce Development Centre.
An opportunity was identified to employ Aboriginal youth within the rapidly expanding field of renewable energy and electrical contracting.

A prevalence for fly-in fly-out installations of regional power systems is emerging whilst local workforces and employment and training opportunities are bypassed.

The creation of Tjintju Energy is designed to halt this practice, ensuring that a highly skilled workforce is located regionally to provide not only installation but also ongoing maintenance repairs and upgrades.

Tjintju Energy is ably led by Barron Bonney, who has vast experience and contacts within the Aboriginal communities, as well as labour hire, employee sourcing and community development, with Jim providing decades of pioneering and lateral thinking renewable energy experience, electrical contracting and apprentice and trainee support, with a ready to go workforce of skilled trades and administration


  • Battery technologies including; Lithium derivatives, flooded lead acid, sealed leaded acid in AGM and lead carbon, Nickel Cadmium.
  • Commercial battery solutions
  • Commercial and domestic solar systems
  • Off-grid power solutions
  • Renewable energy and communication solutions
  • Electrical contracting 

Contact Tjintju Energy

36 Burt Street, Boulder WA 6432

Key Contact(s)

Jim Thomson
  • 0419 960 057

Barron Bonney

  • 0477 030 110