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

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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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 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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March 16 – Talk on Sustainable Investing

Come celebrate the launch of BuySomeGood with us! “Where money has meaning for people and the planet” Bring your lunch and learn about sustainable investing from Tina Crouse.  For the past 7 years, Tina has dedicated herself to supporting social finance in Canada. She has continued to coach in social enterprise and social finance while deepening her knowledge of social …

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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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