I’m glad to see that The Ottawa Renewable Energy Co-operative chose Alfred-Plantagenet as their municipality, and I’m even more glad to see them partnering with a First Nations community. I think it’s a great testament to the co-operative movement, and First Nations, as they show their support for a greener economy.

Francis Drouin

M.P., Prescott-Russell

Dubbed the “Alfred Project” for its location in the heart of Alfred, the 500 kW ground mount solar PV system is built in partnership with the Keewaywin First Nation on land owned by the Township of Alfred and Plantagenet; making it the first project of its kind in Canada.

The system will feed 890,000 kWh of clean electricity into the Ontario grid annually for the next 20 years; equivalent to continuously powering 100 homes. Generating electricity from solar panels will mitigate 35,600kg of CO2.



Connection Date

November 12th, 2017

Project Cost


Generating Capacity

500 kW

Annual Revenue


Annual GHG Reduction

239.62 tonnes per year