The Ottawa Renewable Energy Co-op Blog

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...

Two Cancelled OREC Contracts to be Revived

Back in July, while the members and supporters of Ottawa Renewable Energy Co-op were hoping for the best under the newly elected Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario, they were also preparing for the worst. When the Independent Electricity Systems Operator (IESO)...

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...

Lunch & Learn: Exploring Energy Democracy

As distributed energy becomes increasingly widespread, it offers the opportunity to both drive and react to various changes in democratic systems, the policies within them, and broader society as a whole. Dr. Marie Clare Brisbois and her team, based out of Utrecht...