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Energy generation has long been controlled by a few powerful groups.  But the landscape is changing. Widely available renewable energy technologies are shifting the way communities generate and distribute electricity. More than 700 individuals throughout Eastern Ontario have committed to bring more democracy and transparency to electricity generation by investing in local solar power projects. Diversify your portfolio with the planet and bring positive change to your community.

OREC Special Members’ Meeting

Proposed Bylaw Change As the renewable energy landscape evolves in Ontario, OREC is continuously seeking to adapt to enable community ownership of clean energy projects.  In pursuit of this goal, the OREC Board of Directors has explored the acquisition and development...

OREC Unites Co-ops in Calls for COVID Stimulus to Unlock Clean, Community Investment

The Ottawa Renewable Energy Co-operative (OREC) has led an effort calling upon the Members of Parliament tasked with coordinating the COVID'19 economic stimulus plans to include a focus on community investment in clean energy. OREC, alongside its sister co-operative...

OREC 2019 Annual General Meeting

Important documents from the 2019 Annual General Meeting Minutes from 2019 AGM Full AGM slideshow Agenda Proposed Motions Annual report to members Nominating Committee report (forthcoming) FY 2019-20 Budget Audited financial statements Minutes from 2018 AGM 2019 AGM...

Call for Nominations: OREC Board of Directors for 2019-20

The Ottawa Renewable Energy Co-operative is now accepting nominations for new members of its Board of Directors. Individuals must be members of the Co-operative in order to serve on the board. The roles of board members are as follows: Regular attendance (in-person or...

OREC Project on Canadian Museum of Science & Technology Connected

Press Release Ottawa, ON, May 24, 2019 – Ingenium – Canada’s Museums of Science and Innovation, in partnership with the Ottawa Renewable Energy Co-op (OREC) is proud to announce the launch of a new community-owned 200-kW solar project. Beginning on May 24, 2019, the...

ON Government Proposing Changes With Negative Impacts for OREC, Other Co-ops

The Government of Ontario has proposed changes that will negatively impact the ability of OREC and other co-ops to offer investment opportunities in the future. With the Ontario government dissolving the Financial Services Commission of Ontario (FSCO), co-operative...

Letter from the President: Launching CoEnergy Co-operative

Dear OREC members and supporters, I would like to begin by wishing you all a happy holiday season, and hope you have a healthy and productive new year. Since the incorporation of the Ottawa Renewable Energy Co-operative in 2010, our membership has changed the way that...

Ontario Net Metering Legislation Revoked

In late September, the Ontario Government revoked proposed legislative changes that would have helped grow the renewable energy sector in the province. Two proposed regulations under the Ontario Energy Board Act, would have allowed for third-party ownership of...

Ottawa-Gatineau Tornado of 2018

On September 21, 2018, two tornadoes ripped through the Ottawa-Gatineau region, causing mass damage to the Dunrobin and Greenbank neighbourhoods in Ottawa, as well as the Mont-Bleu area in Gatineau. At the Ottawa Renewable Energy Co-op, we wish well to all those...

Call for Nominations: OREC Board of Directors

The Ottawa Renewable Energy Co-operative is now accepting nominations for new members of its Board of Directors. Individuals must be members of the Co-operative in order to serve on the board. The roles of board members are as follows: Regular attendance (in-person or...

Invest in Real Assets

Our co-op’s solar projects range in size from 10 kW rural systems to larger arrays on industrial and school rooftops, to our largest project, a 500 kW ground mount in Alfred.

All of our 21 projects are generating clean power, and earning a solid return for our members. OREC’s portfolio amounts to 2 MW of installed capacity and is valued at over $8 Million.

“I have seen firsthand the hard work, boundless energy, and sincere passion that the staff and volunteers invest in achieving OREC’s important mission. This is a sound investment — for your portfolio, for our community, and for the planet.”

Josh Snider, OREC Member & Investor

“I think OREC offers a brilliant opportunity for everyone to do something locally that is both profitable and environmentally responsible.”

Angela Keller-Herzog, OREC Member & Investor

I’ve always believed in alternative energy resources – especially harnessing the sun’s energy.  I was pleasantly surprised to find out that I could invest my earnings  in a socially responsible way and do so locally. I’ve been a member and investor since 2014 and there’s not doubt in my mind that OREC has made its mark in Ontario.  I’m happy to be part of the shift towards alternative energy sources, to help reduce my carbon footprint and to see the impact on our local economy as well.

B. Shah, OREC Member & Investor

Invest with an Impact

As a growing co-operative, OREC strives to play a positive role in Eastern Ontario’s increasingly clean and locally-financed energy landscape. Our 2017 Community Impact Report outlines the social, environmental, and economic benefits made possible through investment in the Ottawa Renewable Energy Co-operative’s community-owned renewable energy projects.

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