Events

Community Owned Renewable Energy - Devonport

Summary

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

Start Date

6th Jun 2012 5:30pm

End Date

6th Jun 2012 7:00pm

Venue

Federation Room, Devonport Entertainment & Convention Centre, 145 Rooke St, Devonport

RSVP / Contact Information

RSVP by Monday 4 June to: CCC.Events@utas.edu.au 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?

 

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

DEVONPORT 
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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