Upcoming Events

Sept. 30 – Green Energy & Electric Vehicle Showcase

Photo from the 2016 Energy Showcase

Discover the Latest Green Trends: From Investments to Technologies The Ottawa Green Energy Doors Open weekend offers everyone a chance to see what is shaking in the clean economy sector.  Stop by the Energy Showcase and Electric Vehicle showcase and speak with Ottawa’s most innovative companies and organizations. The Ottawa Renewable Energy Co-operative will have an information table inside the …

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Oct. 1 – Alfred Project Launch w/ Free Tours & BBQ

Photo of the GP JOULE single axis tracker

Celebrate the Launch of P-R’s 1st Community-Owned Solar Power Project Grab a bite and learn how solar power is generated from industry experts between 10am and 2pm.  A launch ceremony at noon will present the project’s history and partnership with the Keewaywin First Nation, as well as speeches from local officials and government representatives. Kids can also learn about solar …

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Ontario’s microFIT Program: The Nitty-Gritty On Going Solar

The approval process after our application to the OPA microFIT program took 3 1/2 months;  in June, we heard that our application had been conditionally approved. By then, Mark had done a lot of research on solar technology and had narrowed our choice of suppliers down to a few companies. More discussion with companies both in California and Southern Ontario …

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Past Events

Aug. 26 – Free Tour of Rapides-Farmer Generation Station

Rapides-Farmer Generating Station

Offered by Hydro Quebec and facilitated by the Ottawa Renewable Energy Co-operative, this tour will bring together like-minded individuals for an overview of the landmark generating facility only minutes from downtown Ottawa. In the heart of Gatineau, just 6 km from Hull, lies Rapides-Farmer generating station, a landmark of Outaouais history. This gem of a power plant has been in operation …

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July 10 – Open House + Volunteer Orientation

Event at OREC office

Get the Full Scoop! Join us for an in-depth update on co-op activities. David Mazur-Goulet, OREC’s Communications Manager, will be sharing noteworthy updates including new project news, a recap on the fifth offering, upcoming events, and future endeavours (HINT: it involves SAVING energy). Get Involved Stick around after the talk to see how you can get involved.  View current volunteer …

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April 24 – Diversify your Portfolio with Local Solar Power

Solar panels on the Maurice-Lapointe schoold in Kanata

OREC’s 650+ members are building a community-owned renewable energy future in Eastern Ontario; profitably, sustainably, and responsibly. Join OREC at the Sustainable Capacity Centre for an informative talk on: The Ottawa Renewable Energy Co-op; Investment opportunities in local solar power; Trends in community power. When: Monday, April 24, 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM Where: OREC’s office at 969 Wellington St. …

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April 23 – North Grenville Sustainability Fair

Sustainable North Grenville volunteers at the 2016 North Grenville Sustainability Fair

Sustainable North Grenville is hosting a series of presentations and workshops at this year’s 10th annual NG Sustainability Fair and Market. There will be a wide range of exciting topics for living well and sustainably. Talk on Community Power in Ontario Join Dick Bakker at 12:30 p.m. to learn about the future of community power in Ontario. He will present …

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April 22 – Old Home Earth Day Event

Old Home Earth Day Event

In celebration of Earth Day, the Glebe Community Association is hosting the Old Home Earth Day Event to provide residents of older homes with an opportunity to learn and share ways they can conserve energy, reduce carbon emissions and live more sustainability. Panel on Energy Transition Incentives From 10:00 to 11:30, attend a discussion moderated by Paul Dewar and including …

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