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Drawing of the project at Twin Elm Rugby Park
Proposed design of the Twin Elm Rugby Park project

Investment Opportunities at OREC

OREC’s 700+ members are building a community-owned
renewable energy future in Eastern Ontario; profitably, sustainably, and responsibly.

Please note: There are no investment opportunities at this time.  The last offering, Series 5, brought in $2 M in 14 weeks from January to April, 2017.  Read about it here.  Stay tuned for details about the next securities offering. 

The investment details presented below are for your information only.  We cannot guarantee that our past security offerings will be the same as our future offerings.

OREC offers Class A preference shares and member investment notes for sale to members on a regular basis.  These securities are offered in series to finance the Co-ops new renewable energy projects as they are developed or purchased.

Past Securities Offering

Preference Shares

  • 20-year term, ~4% annual dividend + capital return
  • RRSP/TFSA eligible (details)
  • Minimum purchase of $2,500; $5,000 if inside an RRSP/TFSA
  • Each share is valued at $500.

Member Investment Notes

  • 5-year term, 3% annual interest; capital repaid at the end of year 5.
  • Minimum purchase of $5,000
  • Not eligible for RRSP/TFSA

Securities offerings are only open to OREC members. Any resident of Eastern Ontario can join by buying a $100 lifetime membership share. Learn about the other benefits of an OREC membership.

By law, OREC cannot guarantee dividend payments but the expected revenue from every OREC project is based on a firm, 20-year contract with Ontario’s Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO).

Maximum cumulative investment is $300,000 per member for offerings 1-5.

Investing in OREC is a unique opportunity to invest in clean, community-owned, renewable energy in Eastern Ontario.  More information on investing in OREC can be found in our FAQ on Investing.

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How are returns possible?

Ontario has committed to an energy policy that emphasizes energy efficiency and renewable supply.  The Independent Electricity System Operator will buy electricity from all our projects at guaranteed rates under the provincial Feed-In Tariff (FIT) program.

OREC exists to help residents of Eastern Ontario build a clean, renewable energy future and earn a reasonable rate of return for their commitment through the ownership of Preference Shares and Member Investment Notes.

We have raised $5.1 million through the sale of our first four series of securities offerings which has been invested in the Co-op’s projects.  Our fourth and most recent securities offering closed on Oct. 31, 2015 with over $1.5 million invested in community power.  139 investors stepped up to the challenge of making Ottawa a better place for everyone to live.  Read more.

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