Community Owned Renewable Energy - Burnie


How feasible is it for communities to own and run wind farms and what are the lessons for Tasmania?

Start Date

5th Jun 2012 5:30pm

End Date

5th Jun 2012 7:00pm


Room D203, Cradle Coast Campus, 16-20 Mooreville Rd, Burnie

RSVP / Contact Information

RSVP by Monday 4 June to: T: 6430 4949

Community Owned Renewable Energy

presented by

Jack Gilding and Rob Nichols 

How feasible is it for communities to own and run wind farms and where are the opportunities for Tasmanian farmers?


Tuesday 5 June 5.30-7pm
Cradle Coast Campus 16-20 Mooreville Rd Burnie

Wednesday 6 June 5.30-7pm
Federation Room Devonport Entertainment & Convention Centre
145 Rooke St Devonport


Jack Gilding is the former Executive Officer of Hepburn Wind, the community co-operative of over 1900 members that has built and operates Australia's first community-owned wind farm, near Daylesford in Victoria. He is currently working on projects to assist the development of community-owned renewable energy projects in Tasmania.

Rob Nichols operates Nichols Farm at Sassafras and a 225 KW wind turbine. He is a proponent of renewable energy as an alternative farm income. In 2011 Rob travelled to Denmark on a Nuffield Scholarship to study renewable energy.

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