What if we owned a Wind Turbine? Flyers Creek Wind Co-operative public meeting kick-off

14 October 2011

Infigen Energy held a public meeting on 13 October 2011 in Orange to commence the process for including a community owned wind turbine as part of its proposed Flyers Creek Wind Farm.

The meeting was chaired by Ms Nicky Ison who has visited and researched more than 30 community renewable energy projects and organisations around the world. A presentation was given by Ms Jenni Mattila, Principal of Mattila Lawyers who has extensive experience with community owned infrastructure co-operatives, including Australia’s first community-owned wind farm.

Infigen’s development team presented a proposal for the Flyers Creek Wind Farm Co-operative and answered questions from the audience.

“A core group of interested parties have offered to form a committee to facilitate the development of the proposed co-operative. The co-op is looking promising,” said David Griffin, Infigen’s General Manager of Development.

The feedback from the meeting was constructive and encouraging. One of the potential co-op members noted: “I would like to be involved in a wind farm and show its benefits to the community.”

The next public meeting will be held on Friday 14 October 2011 in Bathurst in conjunction with a community renewable energy workshop. Infigen is looking forward to working with the proposed committee of the Flyers Creek Wind Farm Co-operative to assess the feasibility of the co-operative proposal.

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