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

Feb. 23 – Investor Information Session in North Grenville

Downtown Kemptville, Ontario

OREC's 600+ members are building a community-owned renewable energy future in Eastern Ontario; profitably, sustainably, and responsibly. Class A Preference Shares and Member Investment Notes are now available for purchase! These securities are available to members of OREC to finance four solar power project that will feed electricity into Ontario’s power grid. Residents of Eastern Ontario can become a member …

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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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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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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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