About us

Indigo Power is doing energy differently.

We provide a clean and local alternative, with innovative renewable energy solutions, that keeps profits right here in our region.

Our Promise

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Indigo Power is a community owned energy company and social enterprise committed to powering our communities with clean energy. We’re based right here in regional Victoria.

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Community energy hubs combine local renewable energy generation, storage and energy sharing, giving our communities control over their energy future. We’ve got some of the best solar resources in the country, and we’re helping communities make the most of it.

Through innovative technology, customers with solar panels (and batteries) can share energy with their local community. Energy hubs promote clean energy cooperation across the whole community, with energy transferred from those who have it, to those who need it.

We’re building renewable energy generation and storage, so that we can provide locally generated renewable energy when you, or your neighbours can’t.

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Indigo Power convenes the North East Community Energy Network. The Network brings together community energy groups from across the region to collaborate on clean energy projects.

As a certified social enterprise, we’ve committed to returning 50% of our profits to clean energy and community projects in our towns.

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Indigo Power has a board of directors, and strategic advisory committee, with a strong mix of business, finance, environment, community development, science and management skills.

Board Chair, Ann Telford.
Current executive at Goulburn Murray Water, with a Masters in Public Administration. Ann is an experienced Director with expertise in strategic and business planning, project management, governance, utility customer billing, engagement and communications.

Deputy Chair, Dr. Rowan O’Hagan.
Expert in governance, finance, audit, risk and strategic planning, with experience across a range of sectors. Rowan is also a Director of Albury Wodonga Health.

Managing Director, Ben McGowan.
Ben McGowan has worked as a social researcher and consultant in the conservation and energy fields. He has Masters qualifications in science from the University of Melbourne.

Company Secretary, Matt Grogan.
Commercial and property lawyer, with an office based in Beechworth. Matt is a member of the Totally Renewable Yackandandah committee of management and the Yackandandah Health committee of management.

Director, Dr. Rik Thwaits.
Expert on the human aspects of environmental management, with broad international experience. Rik is a member of the Indigo Shire Environmental Advisory Committee and a director of the board of the Cape Otway Conservation Ecology Centre.

Director, Dr. Chris Guest.
An economist, with a 40 year career working in the NSW and Australian governments, Chris has considerable senior executive experience developing and delivering reforms. He has expertise in governance, strategy and policy. Chris is also an adviser to the Indigo Power management team.

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Indigo Power management team includes Ben McGowan, and Cambell Klose.

Managing Director – Ben McGowan

Ben McGowan has worked as a social researcher and consultant in the conservation and energy fields. He has Masters qualifications in science from the University of Melbourne.

Communications and Outreach – Cam Klose
Cam Klose has worked in political and communications strategy, as well as grassroots community engagement.

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We’re a community owned energy company, based here in regional Victoria. Indigo Power is committed to creating local employment opportunities, and uses local suppliers where possible. As a certified social enterprise, we’ve committed to returning 50% of our profits to clean energy and community projects in our towns. So when you join Indigo Power you’re ensuring that more money that’s spent here, stays here.

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Indigo Power is a certified social enterprise. Social enterprises are businesses that trade to intentionally address social problems, improve communities, provide people access to employment and training, or help the environment.

Our purpose is to deliver 100% renewable energy across North East Victoria and Southern NSW, in a way that supports and empowers communities. We’re committed, and will spend half our profits on achieving our renewable energy target.

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