Upcoming Events

April 3 – Power to the People – FREE Doc Screening

Power to the People screening and discussion

There is a big revolution going on in “the sharing economy”. From energy to insurance, people are taking charge and working together to share the costs of alternative energy methods and collaborating to become energy independent. In this short documentary, witness a revolutionary answer to the world of multinationals. After the industrial and the digital revolution, we are now in the middle of …

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April 4 – Film: To the Ends of the Earth

Photo from the film To the Ends of the Earth

SolarShare is presenting this incredible documentary which examines the rise of extreme energy extraction in Canada and its impact on the environment, economy and local communities. The fossil fuel industry’s intensive hunt for unconventional non-renewables, including Arctic drilling and shale gas fracking, also gives rise to a formidable array of scientists, authors and activists who envision a post-growth economic future …

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April 10 – Information Session in Alfred

Map of Prescott Russell

Have you heard about Prescott Russell’s first community-owned solar power project? Join us for an informative talk on the benefits of community ownership of renewable energy projects.  Topics to be covered include: The Ottawa Renewable Energy Co-op; New project in Alfred, Ontario; Investment opportunities; Trends in community power. When: Monday, April 10, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM Where: Alfred Recreation …

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April 11 – Information Session at the Innovation Centre

OREC’s 650+ members are building a community-owned renewable energy future in Eastern Ontario; profitably, sustainably, and responsibly. Join OREC at the Innovation Centre for an informative talk on: The Ottawa Renewable Energy Co-op; Investment opportunities in local solar power; Trends in community power. When: Tuesday, April 11, 12:00 PM to 1 PM – Bring your lunch! Where: Innovation Centre at …

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Past Events

March 6 – Screening of ‘Power to Change’

Artwork for Power to Change documentary

The Ottawa Renewable Energy Co-operative (OREC) and the German Embassy of Ottawa are partnering with Ecology Ottawa for the Ottawa premiere of the German documentary “Power to Change – the Energy Rebellion.” The film will be followed by a discussion with by Rainer Hinrichs-Rahlwes, Vice-President of the European Renewable Energies Federation. The film shows the conflict over Germany’s energy revolution, …

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Information Session in Leeds & Grenville

Downtown Kemptville, Ontario

Learn how you can support and benefit from community-owned renewable energy projects. Join us for an informative talk on the benefits of community ownership of renewable energy projects and how your membership is key in the development of new projects in the county.   Enjoy some light refreshments while we discuss about: The Ottawa Renewable Energy Co-ops; New projects in Leeds …

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Information Session in Renfrew County

The McDougall Mill Museum on the Bonnechere River

Learn how you can support and benefit from community-owned renewable energy projects. Join us for an informative talk on the benefits of community ownership of renewable energy projects and how your membership is key in the development of new projects in the county.   Enjoy Whitewater beer and apps on us while we discuss: The Ottawa Renewable Energy Co-ops; New projects …

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Guided Tour of the Dunrobin Storage Facility

Photo of the Dunrobin Storage Facility

Join us for a tour of a large-scale rural solar power project in Dunrobin. This build-to-suit project was developed and co-financed by Windmill Developments. It’s a one of kind building that uses solar PV panels to act as the roof while producing close to 300,000 kWh a year! Financed by individual members of the Ottawa Renewable Energy Co-op, this $2,000,000 …

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Community Power Info Sessions in Renfrew County

The McDougall Mill Museum on the Bonnechere River

Join us for an informative night on the benefits of community-owned renewable energy projects. We will discuss: Trends in community power in Ontario; Benefits of community financing; Trends in impact investing; OREC’s role in buildling new projects. The legion wheelchair accessible and refreshments will be provided.   Invite your family, friends, and neighbours if you support community-owned renewable energy. New …

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