Upcoming Events

Feb. 20 – HOW-TO Invest in Local Solar Power

Pizza Info Night

Last year, a few hundred residents of Eastern Ontario financed four solar power projects including a first-in-Canada solar garden in Alfred, Ontario. For a limited time, interested investors can invest in two solar power project on Ottawa-area high schools along with 17 other solar power projects in Eastern Ontario. Deadline is Feb. 25, 2018 or until all shares have been sold. …

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Feb. 17 – Vankleek Hill: Local Solar Investment Info Session

A group tours the Dunrobin project

Last year, a few hundred residents of Eastern Ontario financed the construction of a first-in-Canada solar power project in Alfred, Ontario. For a limited time, interested investors can invest in this innovative project along with 18 other solar power projects in Eastern Ontario. Deadline is Feb. 25, 2018 or until all shares have been sold. This brief talk will cover the …

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Series 6 Launch Event a Shining Success

Alfred Project at Sunset

In the warm glow of the Red Lion Public House, 65 people came together to celebrate the launch of another local solar investment opportunity through the Ottawa Renewable Energy Co-operative. The staff of the Ottawa Renewable Energy Co-operative shared the details of its 6th series of investments over refreshments which started a number of captivating conversations. The Co-operative is currently …

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Feb. 12 – HOW-TO Invest in Local Solar Power

Pizza Info Night

Last year, a few hundred residents of Eastern Ontario financed four solar power projects including a first-in-Canada solar garden in Alfred, Ontario. For a limited time, interested investors can invest in two solar power project on Ottawa-area high schools along with 17 other solar power projects in Eastern Ontario. Deadline is Feb. 25, 2018 or until all shares have been sold. …

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Jan. 18 – Celebrate Local Solar Investment Opportunity – Launch Event

Maurice Lapointe solar power project

Have you been searching for a green investment opportunity? Do you want to make investments that are 100% local? Look no further – this is the event for you! The Ottawa Renewable Energy Co-operative is proud to be launching its sixth investment opportunity to finance two new projects: two rooftop installations on Ottawa-area high schools with a combined generating capacity …

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Nov. 16 – Alfred Project Tour

Photo of the 500 kW Alfred Solar Power Project courtesy of Michel Chrétien

Visit Prescott-Russel’s 1st Community Solar Project Learn how solar power is generated from industry experts and get up to speed on the project’s history and partnership with the Keewaywin First Nation. The tour will be offered in English only.  The event will be held rain or shine. Participants must wear closed-toe footwear and sign a release waiver before entering the …

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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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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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April 3: SMARTinsights Discussion and Film Screening

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 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

Series 6 Launch Event a Shining Success

Alfred Project at Sunset

In the warm glow of the Red Lion Public House, 65 people came together to celebrate the launch of another local solar investment opportunity through the Ottawa Renewable Energy Co-operative. The staff of the Ottawa Renewable Energy Co-operative shared the details of its 6th series of investments over refreshments which started a number of captivating conversations. The Co-operative is currently …

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