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Community energy

Powershop and Hepburn Wind began working together in late 2016. The partnership means that Powershop’s parent company, Meridian Energy, will assist in the management of the day-to-day operations of Hepburn Wind’s two wind turbines. Powershop will also facilitate Hepburn Wind’s interaction with the National Electricity Market enabling Hepburn Wind to sell electricity and Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs), delivering value to community shareholders. For Powershop this was a great chance to support an innovative community renewable energy project! Read more about Hepburn Wind and Powershop here.

Community projects

Powershop has taken further steps to support renewable energy generation at a community level through Your Neighbourhood Solar and Your Community Energy initiatives.

Your Neighbourhood Solar

This initiative gives Powershop customers the opportunity to support other Powershop customers with solar panels. Customers can choose to pay a small premium when purchasing power. The amounts raised as a result of customers paying the small premium are pooled and redistributed to those Powershop customers with solar systems. This is Powershop’s first step toward peer-to-peer electricity trading.

Check out how it works here.

Your Community Energy

This initiative gives Powershop customers the chance to help raise funds for community renewable energy projects, such as the Hepburn Wind micro hydro project and the CERES solar installation. Customers can choose to pay a small premium when purchasing power. The amounts raised as a result of customers paying the small premium are pooled and distributed to community renewable energy projects that Powershop are supporting.

Check out how it works here.