Repower Bendigo is an community initiative to support a pathway for Bendigo to be powered by 100% renewable energy by 2036.

Danish Farmer and internationally-renowned renewable energy pioneer Søren Hermansen is visiting Bendigo to share his knowledge and experience about how his island community of Samso successfully delivered a 100% renewable transition in a 10 year period.

Samso Island community has run a successful Energy Academy for over 10 year, developing and delivering community energy projects and build the capacity of people to participate in the energy transition.

The community’s push into renewable energy allowed it to diversify its economy and create good jobs, allowing it to stem the tide of younger generations leaving the farms.”

The Danish model of community ownership has been a very successful way for communities to participate in and benefit from the renewable energy transition.

In 2009 Soren received the Gothenburg Prize – the Noble prize for environment field.

This event is supported by City of Greater Bendigo, Bendigo Sustainability Group, Sustainability Victoria, Community Energy Congress and Hepburn Wind.

What: Repower Bendigo Soren Hermansen Luncheon

When: 22nd February 2017

Where: The Banquet Room at The Capital, 50 View St, Bendigo

Price: $45