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OREC Targets $2 M with Fifth Securities Offering

Ribbon cutting at Maurice Lapointe School in Ottawa

Investments will finance four new solar projects throughout Eastern Ontario   OTTAWA – The Ottawa Renewable Energy Co-op launches its fifth securities offering and is seeking to raise up to $2 million to invest in four local solar power projects. The Co-op’s latest projects include a rooftop project at both the Twin Elm Rugby Park and KIN Vineyard in Carp …

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Feb. 4 – Solar Power Cooperative: The Right Way

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 Prescott Russell; Investment opportunities for new members; Trends in community power; Trends in impact investing. Invite your family, friends, and …

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Feb. 6 – Investor Information Session in the Glebe

Ribbon Cutting at Presland

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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Feb. 8 – Investor Information Session in Hintonburg

OREC Members standing in front of solar panels

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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Feb. 13 – Investor Information Session in Kanata

OREC Members posing in front of a community-owned solar power project

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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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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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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March 29 Deadline to Share Your Input with Govt. of Ontario

The Ontario Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change is accepting submissions to the Environmental Registry on its 2015 Climate Change Discussion paper until March 29, 2015. The Federation of Community Power Co-operatives (FCPC), of which OREC is a member, has submitted its own letter. For ideas and suggestions, please read their submission here. Feel free to borrow content in a modified form …

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How Feed-in Tariff Protect Taxpayers from Paying for their Neighbours Electricity

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Written by: Dick Bakker, OREC Board Member Feed-in Tariff’s (FIT) are an innovative way to finance new localized power production and continually drive down costs.  The law states that renewables have priority on the electrical grid (based on certain rules) and receive a steady income stream.  FIT power producers are given a fixed rate for a 20 year period; therefore …

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