From Imported Coal To Locally-Generated Wind Power
In June 2011, in Daylesford, Victoria — Hepburn Wind’s two turbines, Gale and Gusto, started generating clean, renewable electricity back into the grid for the very first time. Following seven years of planning, community fundraising, and plenty of setbacks — Australia’s first community-owned wind farm was finally operational!
Since then, the 4.1 MW wind farm has generated more than 100,000,000 kWh; enough to power 2,000 homes in Daylesford and beyond every year. Prior to the installation of the wind farm, the town of Daylesford was primarily powered by coal — which, is one of the key contributors to our climate crisis.
They’re now looking at becoming the first community-owned hybrid facility with solar and battery storage.