Events and Journal

  • Capital Return for Members

    Capital Return for Members

    Update: Hepburn Wind Capital Return has now closed.  Hepburn Wind is now in a position to offer our members an optional Capital Return, in the form of a repurchase of shares (share buyback). Note, though, that it is not a dividend. The Capital Return is a commonplace, tax-effective way of returning shareholder funds to those who would like to participate.…

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  • Half-yearly report

    Half-yearly report

    These last six months have been very busy for Hepburn Wind; we have established our new partnership with Powershop and our cooperative is on track to provide member returns.   Hepburn Wind is in a favourable financial position this year due to the boards continued efforts to pay off our loan. Our debt is down from $686,235 to $199,429 and we expect to deliver a return to members later this…

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  • Our Community Fund Round V

    Our Community Fund Round V

    The Community Fund is part of our long-held commitment to share the benefits of our wind farm with the broader region. Over the past five years the Community Fund has supported 52 projects totalling $102,730 worth of small grants, supported both by wind farm revenue and also from our energy partner. We are proud to announce the successful recipients of…

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  • What happens when you switch your electricity company?

    What happens when you switch your electricity company?

    At Hepburn Wind we know how much our community supports renewable energy, which is why we are encouraging our followers to switch to our certified carbon neutral electricity retailer Powershop. For every supporter who switches to our electricity product with Powershop, Hepburn Wind receives a donation to help us work towards our 100% renewable energy aspirations for the Hepburn Shire. To…

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  • Powershop business electricity offer

    Powershop business electricity offer

    Hepburn Wind and our energy partner, Powershop, have come together to offer business owners a great deal for affordable, carbon-neutral electricity. As admirers of our work, Powershop are now supporting Hepburn Wind to drive the Hepburn Shire towards zero-net energy. Whether its contributing to our community fund, offering affordable carbon neutral electricity to homeowners, or providing support via their Your Community…

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  • Hepburn Shire & zero-net energy

    Hepburn Shire & zero-net energy

    Hepburn Wind and local sustainability groups are joining forces, recommending council becomes a renewable energy leader by implementing a zero-net energy target for the whole shire. Zero-net energy is achieved when emission-free renewable energy produces at least as much energy as is being produced by emission-producing energy sources. A zero-net energy target is a clear statement of intent that demonstrates…

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  • Member Perspectives

    Member Perspectives

    Hepburn Wind understands how member attitudes reflect and contribute to our wind farm’s success. With our strong focus on giving back to the broader community as well as our members, we recognise how important it is to listen to these perspectives. That’s why we commenced our second member survey last October. The 360 respondents provided valuable insight into the perspectives…

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  • Electric Vehicle Charging Station

    Electric Vehicle Charging Station

    With the uptake of electric vehicles (EVs) predicted to explode over the next 10 years, Daylesford has joined the EV revolution and is now home to the region’s first free EV charging station. The station was delivered by Hepburn Wind, Australia’s first community-owned wind farm. Alongside support from the Hepburn Shire Council and Hepburn Wind’s carbon neutral energy retailer Powershop,…

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