2 years ago

1 September, 2016

Hepburn Wind Farm

Organised by:
Master of Energy Systems Association (MESA)

The MESA committee is pleased to invite MESA members and interested University of Melbourne students to join us for a guided site tour hosted by Taryn Lane of the Hepburn Wind Farm on Thursday the 1st of September from 11:00am to 12:00pm. The wind farm is located at Leonards Hill, about 100km North-West of Melbourne, just South of Daylesford Victoria.

Hepburn Wind is the owner and operator of Australia’s first community-owned wind farm. The 4.1 MW wind farm hosts two turbines called Gale and Gusto, which produce enough clean energy for over 2000 homes.

Community energy is a nascent sector in Australia. However, in other parts of the world, particularly Denmark and Germany, it is the mainstream model and has been around for decades. Community-owned and financed renewable energy infrastructure is also growing fast in the UK, the US and Canada.

Join us in this amazing field trip where we will be expanding our understanding of the technical features of wind power farms and reflect upon the challenges facing community energy projects in the future.

Free for MESA members
$15 for University of Melbourne students who are not MESA members
(Join MESA now for only $20 per year)

Limited places available. Ticket sales end on August the 25th.
RSVP and payment only through Eventbrite.

Please make sure that your membership is active. Membership status will be verified prior to departure. If you are unsure about your membership status or you wish to become a member please contact us at unimelb.mesa@gmail.com.

Details for departure:
We shall travel to and from the Wind Farm (2040 Ballan Daylesford Rd, Leonards Hill) via bus and meet up to depart from the entrance of the Graduate House (220 Leicester St, Carlton VIC 3053) at 8:45am. We shall depart from site at 12:30pm and expect to return to Melbourne University at 2:00pm.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Please note there are no restroom facilities on site so ensure you use the bathroom prior.

The bus will depart at 9:00am sharp.