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#CoPowerBudget 2022/23 Vote Results

We had 801 total household votes for the final round of this year’s democratic budget. This makes it by far the biggest vote we’ve ever run […]

Funding new community renewables: Bass Coast Adult Learning Centre, Wonthaggi

Here’s a case study of where our CoPower investment in community-owned renewables ended up in the 2021/22 democratic budget. The Bass Coast Adult Learning in Wonthaggi […]

Advisory Board Members for Redgum Cleaning Cooperative

BOARD POSITIONS VACANT Advisory Board Members x 2 (Voluntary role, meeting stipend provided) Redgum Cleaning Cooperative is looking for two new advisory board members to join […]

A step-by-step guide to voting on Opa Vote

Here is a step-by-step guide to voting on Opa Vote. Firstly, apologies but some of you erroneously got 2 emails from Opa Vote on Friday 24th […]

The simple list of democratic budget projects

This is a simplified list of democratic budget projects listed via our randomly generated ballot order. A few notes to bear in mind about voting this […]

Update on the electricity crisis

So what is happening in the electricity market right now, and what does it mean for our customer members? Below we have an explainer current for […]

Make a budget submission

Project submissions for our democratic budget are open until 11:59pm Monday June 6th 2022. It’s a simple two step process. Any individual customer members, member organisation […]

2nd Round Budget Vote Report

This vote was to determine the relative allocation of $100,000 between the eight identified spending priority areas as resolved through the 2nd customer member budget workshop. […]

2nd Budget Workshop Report

On the night of Tuesday 26th April 2022, 13 CoPower customer members gathered via video conference to review the first vote and plan the next steps […]

Updating our retail partnership with Energy Locals

CoPower and Energy Locals have reached agreement on our key commercial terms on the back of the surge in new people switching across to us in […]

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