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Making Solar Social in the Ballarat Region

As part of our democratic #CoPowerBudget, customer members voted to allocate $7,250.00 towards investing in community-owned renewables. The main stipulation of this investment would be that […]

#CoPowerBudget Update for November 2022 

It’s good news for us in November as we celebrate our achievements one year on from the big Shell switch, this month has seen our biggest […]

What has CoPower achieved since Shell bought out PowerShop? 

CoPower is a not-for-profit household electricity provider which you can switch to here  One year ago Shell announced they were buying out Powershop. The news of […]

#CoPowerBudget Update for October 2022 

As per our three rounds of democratic voting, our rank-and-file customer members voted to spend $100,000.00 on doing good works with the balance of our income […]

October South-Eastern Floods: key information

As with any crisis, it is solidarity that will see us through safely, and we hope that each and every one of our customer members (and […]

Democratic Budget September Quarter Report 

As part of our commitment to building a world that is truly run on a one person, one vote basis, here’s our report of income and […]

Supporting independent media and the arts

As part of our 2022/23 democratic budget, our endorsed marketing strategy was to build community awareness of us through supporting independent media and the arts. With […]

Reduce your energy bill and feel more comfortable at home

Most CoPower customers probably know by now that we’re not just an ordinary energy retailer. We’re owned by democratic member-based organisations that want to bring energy […]

#CoPowerBudget Update for August 2022 

As per our three rounds of democratic voting, our rank-and-file customer members voted to spend $100,000.00 on doing good works with the balance of our income […]

#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 […]

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