Events and Journal

  • Members Perspectives Survey #2

    Members Perspectives Survey #2

    Click here to begin! Members it’s your turn to tell us what you think of your co-operative and our future together. Just click the link above to start our survey. We will be extremely grateful if you could invest 10 minutes of your time to fill out the online Member Survey. All individual responses will be kept confidential and only…

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  • Proudly a B Corp!

    Proudly a B Corp!

    As we flagged at our annual general meeting in November 2015, we have progressed our B Corp accreditation and are proud to announce we have joined the global community of Benefit Corporations. Whilst we already operate under the seven principles of co-operatives, we also wanted to embed in our organisation the strong social and environmental values of the B Corp…

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  • Ghostpatrol in Paris

    Ghostpatrol in Paris

    Thanks to our good friend David (Ghostpatrol), who painted murals on both Gale and Gusto, we also featured in the Brandalism project in Paris throughout the UN COP21 event. The project saw his artwork of our wind farm installed on a bus stop advertising panel on the prominent Avenue des Champs-Élysées.

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  • 5 years since construction!

    5 years since construction!

    We couldn’t have wished for better weather than we had on March 19, 2011 – the day we hosted a ‘Turbine Raising Picnic’ so our community could witness the construction of the first tower components. After a tip-off via text message to our members that the weather was still enough for construction, more than 300 people of all ages, including…

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  • Film part of UN COP21

    Film part of UN COP21

    We are proud to share with you a film that was showcased in the lead-up to the UN COP21 Paris climate change talks. Al Gore’s Climate Reality Project team in New York made the short film about our wind farm and yes, that is Morgan Freeman’s voice-over in the intro and outro! It’s part of a series of 21 short films…

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  • Half-yearly report

    Half-yearly report

    The mood surrounding the renewables sector has certainly lifted and our wind farm has ridden through a challenging two-year cycle of political and market pressures. As we signalled in our Annual Report last year, our focus has been on containing costs and paying down debt. We are pleased to report that over the first six months of this financial year…

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  • Sustainability Victoria turns 10

    Sustainability Victoria turns 10

    Sustainability Victoria celebrated its 10th birthday in October. To mark the milestone, they profiled Hepburn Wind as one of their key achievements over the years. Sustainability Victoria was established in 2005 and was instrumental in helping Hepburn Wind through a $975,000 grant in 2006 from the Renewable Energy Support Fund. Check out the short film to see us and other organisations…

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  • Welcome Ross Ulman

    Welcome Ross Ulman

    Our new director Ross Ulman gave a fantastic introduction to our members at our AGM with his three granddaughters beside him. We are looking forward to the wisdom that he will bring to our board. Ross is a consultant physician who has a PhD in health services. He has been an academic in the University of Melbourne’s Department of Medicine,…

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