Featured News

$1.98 M Invested in New Solar Power Projects

OREC members celebrate at the annual picnic

Over the course of a 14-week period in 2017, more than 160 residents of Eastern Ontario invested $1.98 million to finance four new solar power projects.  OREC’s fifth securities offering is the latest round of investments offered by the Co-op which allows individuals to invest in large-scale solar power projects and earn a solid return. During the final days of …

Read More »

Forty Under 40 Awarded to OREC’s GM

Janice Ashworth is awarded the Forty Under 40 award

On April 24, 2017, Janice Ashworth was recognized with a Forty Under 40 award.  In this 20th iteration of the awards, a record-breaking number of applicants made it one of the toughest competitions since the award was first handed out in 1998.  The award recognizes the remarkable accomplishments and community involvement of Ottawa’s best and brightest business leaders under the …

Read More »

OREC project at local school recognized with an award

Powering Prosperity Award 2016

The Ottawa Renewable Energy Co-operative (OREC) is extremely proud to announce that one of our projects has won an award at the Power Prosperity Awards 2016. This event, organized by the Ontario Sustainable Energy Association (OSEA) recognizes organizations who champion sustainable energy to power, heat, cool and move Ontario’s prosperity, creating good jobs, resilient communities and healthy environments. The Community …

Read More »

OREC receives Halloween treat of $1.5 million in solar capital

NEWS RELEASE Nov. 5, 2015 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE OREC receives Halloween treat of $1.5 million in solar capital OTTAWA – Today, the Ottawa Renewable Energy Co-operative (OREC) announced it has achieved its goal of raising $1.5 million over the course of its fourth share offering in order to finance solar rooftop installations across Eastern Ontario. During the final days of …

Read More »

Ottawa’s 1,000th Solar Rooftop

Ottawa now has solar panels generating power from the Sun on 1,000 rooftops in every corner of the City. This event will profile the 1,000th project, and highlight opportunities for more clean, renewable, and beneficial renewable energy opportunities in the months and years ahead for Ottawa residents, community organizations, and businesses. Background: In 2009, the Ottawa 1000 Solar Rooftops Network was …

Read More »

Boundary Expansion to Eastern Ontario

OREC’s boundaries have now expanded to Eastern Ontario. Residents outside of Ottawa and within Eastern Ontario can now join OREC. A unanimous approval of the revised motion on borders during the meeting of members that occurred on Thursday May 21st meant that for a person to become a member of OREC he/she must be a resident of Eastern Ontario. Eastern Ontario …

Read More »

Beau’s OREC Partnership

Beau’s All Natural Brewing Company is directing their Green Futures Fund to supporting the local green energy sector through a newly-arranged partnership with Ottawa Renewable Energy Co-operative (OREC). Through the partnership, Beau’s will contribute funds to accelerate OREC’s solar rooftop projects. Beau’s All Natural’s Greener Futures Project members will receive an immediate $20 return from Beau’s when they purchase a …

Read More »

Ottawans Prove Great Interest in Impact Investing

PRESS RELEASE – April 15, 2014 Co-ops preference shares selling out quickly for renewable energy and local food OTTAWA—The Ottawa Renewable Energy Co-op and the West End Well Co-op, Ottawa’s latest impact investing options, have seen quick uptake of their preference shares, demonstrating demand amongst Ottawans for local, green investment opportunities. The Ottawa Renewable Energy Co-op (OREC) is investing in …

Read More »

Non-Profit Housing in Overbrook a Leader in Use of Solar Power

Presland South Project has solar hot water in addition to OREC-installed solar electricity

Monday, May 6, 2013 OTTAWA — The Ottawa Renewable Energy Co-operative (OREC) unveiled two new solar installations on the rooftops of local non-profit housing facilities in Overbrook on Thursday evening. The installations were made possible through investments from over 160 Ottawa residents who are members of OREC. The solar panels will produce green power for the Overbrook neighbourhood and will provide a 20-year revenue stream …

Read More »

OREC and Bullfrog Power® partner to grow community renewable energy in Ottawa

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, April 30, 2013     Ottawa Renewable Energy Co-operative announces both its largest renewable energy project and partnership with Bullfrog Power Ottawa — Bullfrog Power, Canada’s 100 per cent renewable energy provider, and the Ottawa Renewable Energy Co-operative (OREC), a member based organization developing community based renewable energy projects, announced the start of a new partnership to advance …

Read More »
Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!