The Ottawa Renewable Energy Co-operative and the Conseil des écoles catholiques du Centre-Est (CECCE) collaborated to develop this 286 kW solar system on top of the newly build Paul-Desmarais High School. This net metered project will supply renewable energy to the school, directly offsetting the facility’s monthly electricity bill.

 OREC brought community capital to this project, and also oversaw project development, installation and commissioning. This process was made more onerous by the COVID’19 pandemic, which hit just as construction was to get underway.

“The Ottawa Renewable Energy Co-op is proud to have realized two more solar projects with the CECCE. Our co-operative members are excited to invest in new solar projects that are projected to help these schools lower their carbon footprint and
reduce their overall operational costs. At the same time, we are grateful for the chance to improve the local resilience of the electricity systems in our community.”

– Dick Bakker, former OREC President



Connection Date

November 19, 2020

Project Cost

Estimated at $233,503

Generating Capacity

286 kW

Annual Revenue

Estimated at $62,205

Annual GHG Reduction

Estimated at 91.35 tonnes per year