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  • OSEA: First Nations Energy Alliance
    OSEA Member News Press Releases Related News Events OSEA Events Past Events Powering Prosperity Awards Publications Research Training Education Ontario Sustainability Services Webinars Resources Resource Library Community Power Community Power Publications Energy Policy Economics Guidebooks and Tools Renewable Energy articles publications Sustainable Energy OSEA Archives Green Energy Act Campaign Renewable Energy Standard Offer Program RESOP Search Home First Nations Energy Alliance http www firstnationsenergyalliance org Last Updated Monday September 01

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  • OSEA: Washington Post - In Ontario, Making 'Clean Energy' Pay
    Community Power Publications Energy Policy Economics Guidebooks and Tools Renewable Energy articles publications Sustainable Energy OSEA Archives Green Energy Act Campaign Renewable Energy Standard Offer Program RESOP Search Home Washington Post In Ontario Making Clean Energy Pay TORONTO Leonard Allen who runs a small solar panel company here finally has something good to tell callers he says For the first time he can promise it won t take 50 years

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  • OSEA: Powering Prosperity Awards
    sponsors and supporters of Powering Prosperity 2016 For more than fourteen years OSEA has been at the vanguard of the energy sector working with organizations like yours to champion sustainable energy to power heat cool and move Ontario s prosperity creating good jobs resilient communities and healthy environments On Thursday January 28th 2016 we turned the spotlight on the champions of our sector honouring them during OSEA s annual Powering Prosperity Awards dinner at Fontana Primavera Hospitality and Convention Centre in Vaughan KEYNOTE SPEAKER Atul Mahajan is the President and CEO at Oshawa Power and Utilities Corporation OPUC In his 30 year career across North America Europe Africa and Asia Atul has used his entrepreneurial spirit and extensive operational experience to bring innovations to companies in diverse industries As the CEO of Oshawa Power and Utilities Corporation Atul plays a pivotal role in the overall strategic and tactical operations of OPUC and its subsidiaries involved in energy distribution energy generation and telecom ventures Atul is leading the team at OPUC through a major cultural change and strategic initiative to achieve operational excellence in all its business lines In his career Atul has worked extensively in negotiating and establishing joint ventures

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  • OSEA: OSEA Community Power Roadmap to Success workshop series
    are free to attend and require no previous experience or knowledge regarding solar power or renewable green energy to participate Our goal is to engage established community based organizations e g environmental clubs ethnocultural associations student unions etc and institutional groups with assets e g municipalities hospitals and schools and to build up their capacity to collaborate on their own community power projects Ultimately our interest is to build confidence in Ontario community based groups to embark upon the launching of a project from start to finish The workshops are spread across the province with the first one taking place in London on Tuesday September 13th Following that Kitchener Waterloo takes place on Thursday September 15th and we will be in Sault Ste Marie on Friday September 23rd If you are interested to attend one of these workshops or need more information please contact Steve Ireson via Steve Ontario SEA org Event Date Time Venue Area Tues Sept 13 1pm 4pm Grosvenor Lodge London Thurs Sept 15 6pm 9pm Learning Room Kitchener City Hall Kitchener Waterloo 9am 12pm Delta Hotel 96 Simpson Suite AB Sault Ste Marie Tues Sept 27 2 5pm Black Creek Pioneer Village GTA 1 Wed Oct

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  • OSEA: Webinars
    decentralized energy transition occurring in Germany Watch the archive of our recent Roadmap to 2020 Series webinar Centralized vs Decentralized Energy Lessons from Germany Watch free archived Webinar Every month OSEA hosts an on line seminar exclusively for its members to help them develop their Community Power projects These webinars cover a wide range of topics everything from forming an energy co operative to applying for a microFIT contract with

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  • OSEA: Ontario Sustainability Services
    Sustainability Services Community Power Roadmap to Success video more info Ontario Sustainability Services OSS is OSEA s service wing We assist community groups and individuals in developing their own renewable energy projects We understand that community based organizations and individual residents may not have the financial or human resources to perform all the feasibility design development activities involved in building a renewable power project Therefore in addition to our wide range of services we start by helping our clients to secure grant funding to cover project development costs Our team and our network are determined to provide the capacity needed for your renewable energy project to become a success For complete details about Ontario Sustainability Services visit the website www ontariosustainability ca For more information on our services and past work please take a look at our video and brochures below Community groups check out these resources Community Support Resolution Tool OSEA s Community Support Resolution Tool equips project proponents with comprehensive data on their project s economic impact As well it improves your opportunity to earn FIT contract priority points Initiating Your Co operative Solar PV Community Power Project Community Power Services Group Helping people and the planet profit

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  • OSEA: OSEA/Member News
    relationship especially when your community is about to host a project in its backyard and when billions of ratepayer dollars are involved in secret negotiations In Ontario s electricity sector two issues are demanding to be discussed The first relates to knowing our options and their costs before choosing whether to rebuild or replace the Bruce B nuclear facility and the second is community support and participation in sustainable energy projects A Green Congregation Builds an Affordable and Efficient Abode of Peace in North Toronto There is a beacon of sustainability and community in North Toronto that is inspiring its neighbours and other communities to go green The Ahmadiyya Abode of Peace is a non profit housing project that began construction in 1992 Spearheaded by the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community of Toronto its focus is to use new technological developments to preserve and conserve energy for the purpose of creating greater affordability for it s residents This principle of preservation and conservation is a keystone of the Ahmadiyya philosophy faith and practice which spans over 200 countries worldwide It is not surprising therefore that it was the foundation of their housing project EfstonSolar is the first Canadian distributor for ReneSola We re proud to announce that EfstonSolar has struck a distribution deal to be the first Canadian distributor for a leading international brand and technology provider of green energy products Dokis First Nations Wins the 2014 Pollution Probe Sustainability Award November 26 2014 The Ontario Waterpower Association OWA is thrilled to congratulate Dokis First Nation and Hydromega Services Inc for winning the 2014 Pollution Probe Sustainability Award Established in 2011 the Pollution Probe Award celebrates extraordinary achievement by individuals or organizations working toward positive tangible environmental change and exemplifying in their work the Pollution Probe values including inclusive independent non partisan results oriented focused evidence based learning and innovative Senvion wins 150 Megawatt contract for Canadian wind farm Hamburg Montreal Senvion SE a wholly owned subsidiary of the Suzlon Group the world s fifthlargest manufacturer of wind turbines has signed a contract for the delivery of its 3 2M114 Cold Climate Version type turbines to the 150 Megawatt MW Mesgi g Ugju s n MU wind farm in Quebec Canada With almost 500 MW installed in Europe the Senvion 3 2M114 already has a proven track record It is the first time Senvion will be installing the 3 2M114 equipped with a hot air de icing system on North American soil The Senvion 3 2M114 turbines each with a rated power of 3 2 MW a hub height of 100 metres and a rotor diameter of 114 metres are expected to produce enough electricity to power about 94 000 homes OSEA Annual General Meeting and Board Elections Set The team at the Ontario Sustainable Energy Association is excited to announce this year s upcoming Annual General Meeting and Board elections LRP I RFQ Qualified Applicant List Posted and Next Steps in the LRP Process Yesterday the OPA announced the Qualified Applicant List and next steps in the LRP Process for the LRP I RFQ We congratulate our members Pattern Renewable Holding Canada Saturn Power Skypower Holdings and wpd Canada for having qualified Senvion launches 3 2M114 for Canadian market Hamburg Senvion SE a wholly owned subsidiary of the Suzlon Group the world s fifth largest manufacturer of wind turbines launched the 3 2M114 for the Canadian market at the CanWEA Tradeshow The 3 2M114 is part of the Senvion 3XM series of 3 MW turbines with a rotor diameter of 114 m It offers optimum yields on class II wind sites For its launch in Canada the 3 2M114 has been equipped with a full converter which facilitates its integration into various grids across Canada and the world It is also equipped with a hot air de icing system The de icing system has been developed tested and improved for better yields It is now going to be validated in the field at the 350 MW wind farm Rivière du Moulin in Quebec Canada Turn Your Idea Into A Business Ottawa Ontario Ottawa based SmartNet Alliance SNA is offering to assist people with great green energy ideas to get into business The firm is calling for applications and will select six people with the best ideas FREE OF CHARGE these lucky six will receive up to 10 000 in support to get their ideas launch ready Power of Water Canada a Resounding Success October 24 2014 Niagara The Ontario Waterpower Association s OWA 14th annual Power of Water Canada conference and tradeshow held this week in Niagara on the Lake was once again the largest gathering of the hydroelectric sector in Canada With almost four hundred 400 participants and more than fifty 50 exhibitors the event continues to grow This year s keynote speakers the Honourable Bill Mauro Minster of Natural Resources and Forestry MNRF and the Honourable Frank Iacobucci former Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada both spoke of the importance of the industry to social economic and environmental prosperity A Quiet Revolution Ontarians showcase their love for sustainable energy during 3rd annual Green Energy Doors Open On Saturday October 4 2014 more than 110 families farmers cooperatives institutions and businesses opened their doors to more than 3 300 attendees sharing what they re doing to fight climate change improve their lives and strengthen their communities with sustainable energy We tripled last year s numbers explains Kristopher Stevens Executive Director of OSEA Local leaders and residents are taking action becoming part of the quite revolution for a more prosperous and sustainable tomorrow The Weissflog s Zero Carbon Home By Vanessa Kanji Technological advancements through the mid to late 20th century have led to a rapid increase in carbon emissions that are having a devastating effect on our atmosphere and the environment as a whole As seen last week during the United Nation s Climate Summit governments and companies alike are scrambling to figure out how to reduce carbon output and develop strategies to adapt as the impacts of our fossil fuelled mess increase We can t wait for government and industry to save us though As individuals we need to take action to lessen our carbon footprints as well or if possible eliminate it all together Is it possible At risk of losing your FIT Contract We have a rescue plan If there is any risk of not meeting milestones and deadlines for your FIT 1 0 or FIT 2 0 project you can still make a healthy ROI by taking on an equity partner A Bright Future for CIT and Solarize Energy We saw a great company with potential to grow in a financially underserved niche in Canada and we knew our team was uniquely positioned to deliver industry leading expertise and financing products Green Energy Doors Open Self guided tour of Mountain Equipment Co op in Ottawa Mountain Equipment Co op MEC is offering a self guided tour of its Ottawa building for anyone interested in learning about principles for Green Building Systems This location was the first retail building to meet the government s C 2000 green building requirements Ontarians are tackling climate change together Solar and wind co ops open doors on October 4th A quiet revolution is going on across Ontario and Alberta that will be showcased on Saturday Oct 4th during www GreenEnergyDoorsOpen ca Families farmers cooperatives institutions and businesses are opening their doors to the public to show what they re doing to fight climate change improve their lives and strengthen their communities with sustainable energy Aerecura Rammed Earth Builders Visit October 4th during Green Energy Doors Open or have them build your home By Natasha Gaudio This house is made out of dirt And yours could be too Sylvia Cook s dream was to build her own sustainable green house After her career as a high school science teacher this chance finally presented itself With many years of DIY building at her family cottage under her belt she had always held a keen interest in different types of structures and green building Extensive research led to her discovery of rammed earth a concept whereby using pneumatic sand tampers a carefully selected mix of dirt is rammed into place to create an uncannily structurally sound wall She signed herself up for a rammed earth workshop and fell in love Luckily Cook was equipped with an eager then university aged son Graham who shares her penchant for sustainable building and was ready for a unique home building challenge Thousands expected to attend Green Energy Doors Open showcase Third Annual Green Energy Doors Open Day will showcase more than 110 sustainable energy success stories across Ontario and Alberta Manufacturing electric vehicles for Ontario market could boost economy by 3 6 billion Aurora ON Windfall Centre has released its in depth study of the economic impact of Electric Vehicle EV adoption in Ontario The yearlong research project dispels myths and fills a significant knowledge gap on the impacts of what could well be a transformative shift in personal transportation in the 21 st century If EVs reach a 10 share of the total passenger vehicle population by 2025 Ontario can expect total income to increase by over 3 6 Billion with 34 000 person years of work created Green Energy Doors Open expands to Alberta 3rd Annual Green Energy Doors Open showcase grows to over 110 sites in two provinces Green Energy Doors Open Wants You Hosts wanted to participate in 3rd Annual Green Energy Doors Open showcase across Ontario and Alberta Over 110 already registered Over 110 Events Will Take Place across Ontario and Alberta The Ontario Sustainable Energy Association OSEA is hosting its 3rd annual Green Energy Doors Open day showcasing Green Energy Doors Open is being held across Ontario and Alberta on Saturday October 4th EthoSolar adds a New Director to the Team Solar energy solutions provider EthoSolar is growing The Management Team has welcomed a new addition OXFORD COMMUNITY ENERGY CO OP TOURS OXFORD COUNTY Oxford Community Energy Co operative OCEC is inviting Ontarians to become its members and investors OCECs preferred shares and bonds are released at a face value of 1 000 each and 5 shares and or 1 bond is the minimum investment requirement There is no investment ceiling but investments over 1 000 000 require prior approval by the board of directors Message from On Co op on the Impacted of Proposed Changes to Ontario s Co operative Corporations Act On Co op has released a member update you on their work to have changes made to key areas of Ontario s 40 year old Co operative Corporations Act and the corresponding regulations the legislation that governs almost all co operative business enterprises which are incorporated in the province of Ontario If you are a Co op that may be affected by the proposed changes please provide your input Canadian Tire store in Ontario is the First to Install an Electric Vehicle Charging Station Electric vehicle owners in the Niagara Region now have access to electric vehicle charging at a retail store location Graham Keene s Canadian Tire has just installed the first of several charging stations at Canadian Tire stores in Niagara catering to retail auto service customers and travelers Canadian Tires stores are found within 90 of the Canadian population making for very convenient stops for people to charge up their electric vehicles while shopping or traveling the area EV charging is being offered as novel amenity for customers much like Free Wi Fi or block heater plugins more commonly seen in northern regions The Decision Maker s Guide to Long term Financing It s not very often that we get to announce that one of our members published a book which is why we are very happy to present and recommend to you The Decision Maker s Guide to Long Term Financing for entrepreneurs and businesspeople within small to medium sized enterprises to help them with their fundraising process saving time and money for everybody involved The book was written by Kathrin Ohle of twig energy inc a long time supporter and member of OSEA Ontario 10 years behind in First Nations consultation process Horizon Wind expresses frustration over lack of clear rules of engagement ETHOSOLAR COMPLETES THE FIRST OF 33 SOLAR PROJECTS WITH SIMCOE COUNTY COMMUNITY ENERGY CO OP Solar energy continues to shine as Barrie based solar solutions provider EthoSolar wraps up the Blue Heron Stables Solar Project Barrie Ontario Canada July 15 2014 EthoSolar is finishing a significant roof mount solar project this week at Blue Heron Stables in Minesing Ontario This photovoltaic PV solar system involved the installation of 100 kW AC of solar panels on two buildings through the Ontario Feed In Tariff FIT Program Farmers business owners and church groups alike are quickly realizing the benefits to participating in the Province s incentive programs An increasing number of residents throughout Simcoe County and beyond are opting to go solar EfstonSolar is helping FIT projects secure financing including Co ops When it comes to securing financing for FIT 1 0 or 2 0 solar projects co operatives face unique challenges that differ from other FIT contract holders such as developers and corporations with similar projects A New Look for a Growing Power in the Energy World Leader Resources Ontario Company Expanding into Solar to Grow Power for Generations to Come Kincardine Ontario Leader Resources of Kincardine Ontario is launching a new look reflecting the Ontario company s expanding portfolio and markets The new logo website and social media presence coincide with the addition of solar energy and an expansion beyond the borders of Ontario Carpenters Annual Apprentice Competition Comes to Toronto Ready Set Drill Will that be the call that starts the United Brotherhood of Carpenters 22nd annual National Apprenticeship Competition in Toronto this August The event to be held at Roundhouse Park will run from August 21 to 23 and offers a packed schedule The practical part of the exam in which the apprentices will be evaluated on their trade skills should also be the fun part and that will be open to the public Senvion CEO North America Helmut Herold receives distinction of Quebec wind industry Montreal June 11th 2014 Tuesday night Helmut Herold Senvion s CEO for North America was awarded Personality of the year by the Quebec wind industry The award gala and ceremony were part of the 4th Conference of the Quebec Wind Energy Industry in Gaspé Québec With the award the industry recognizes Mr Herold s achievements as CEO North America in the past five years Ontario s prosperity is powered heated cooled and moved by sustainable energy By Kristopher Stevens Executive Director Ontario Sustainable Energy Association Green sustainable energy is working for Ontario making us all more prosperous Across the province we are seeing the modern green energy sector advancing the economies of communities like Welland Pic River Brant County Toronto M Chigeeng Guelph Kingston Sault Ste Marie Markham London and Kapuskasing New jobs investment and opportunities for local ownership are powering their economic prosperity Sustainable Energy champions from Oshawa meet the candidates Oshawa Ontario On Tuesday June 10 th Ryan Kelly NDP Stacey Leadbetter Green Party and Estrick Quintyn Liberal joined voters at the Robert McLaughlin Gallery for an evening of networking and discussion about the importance of green energy in the region Attending candidates participated in a short panel and were on hand to meet and speak with the attendees The event was hosted by the Ontario Sustainable Energy Association OSEA and Living Green Durham College Sustainable Energy champions from Kingston Frontenac and the Islands meet the candidates Kingston Ontario On Monday June 9 th Sophie Kiwala Liberal Robert Kiley Green Party Mary Rita Holland NDP and Jonathan Reid Freedom Party joined over 30 attendees at the Kingston Brew Pub for an evening of networking pints and discussion about the importance of green energy in the region Attending candidates participated in a short panel and were on hand to meet and speak with the attendees The event was hosted by the Ontario Sustainable Energy Association OSEA SWITCH and Sustainability Kingston OSEA Raises Funds to Run Ad Campaign in Support of Sustainable Energy in the Provincial Election The 2014 Ontario provincial election is just around the corner and the major parties are neck at neck in the polls One of these parties has vowed to cancel the Green Energy Act and the FIT programs initiatives that have attracted over 24 billion in investment and created more than 42 000 new manufacturing trades and high tech jobs during a global economic crisis Solarize Energy and Community Power Northumberland Announce a Development and Financing Partnership Solarize Energy L P a leading developer of clean energy projects today announced that it has reached agreement on a development and financing partnership with Community Power Northumberland CPN a community co operative The agreement includes the design construction and finance and operation of three FIT2 projects recently awarded by the Ontario Power Authority OPA to CPN These community participation projects are expected to reach commercial operation by the third quarter of 2014 Niagara s sustainable energy employers meet the candidates On Thursday May 22 nd the Hon Jim Bradley Liberal Karen Fraser Green and Mathew Siscoe PC joined more than 50 representatives of the Niagara sustainable energy sector at Hernder Estate Wines for an evening of networking amazing wine and discussion about the importance of green energy to the region and the party platforms for the upcoming election The event was hosted by the Ontario Sustainable Energy Association in partnership with the Niagara Energy Alliance and sponsored by ENERCON Canada Senvion wpd Canda and Jinko Solar LIFE SouthWest and ArcStar reach financing agreement for solar portfolio LIFE Co op ArcStar Energy LLC and SouthWest Solar Venture One a division of the Hayter Group are pleased to announce the execution of definitive terms to fund a 960 kW DC portfolio of construction ready commercial rooftop solar energy projects in Cambridge Ontario EfstonScience named Authorized Solar Distributor for Schneider Electric s Grid Tie Inverters for FIT Ontario FIT compliant Schneider Electric manufactures the world s most bankable GT Solar Inverters EfstonScience Canada s solar power experts is pleased to announce eSolar ca is now the Authorized Solar Distributor for Schneider Electric s Grid Tie GT Central Solar Inverters formerly known as Xantrex GT Inverters Windmill opponents demand province give power to municipalities Ottawa Citizen August 20 2013 A coalition of 62 communities in Ontario have declared themselves unwilling hosts to provincially approved windmills and they re demanding that Premier Kathleen Wynne s government allow municipal governments to choose whether and where to put industrial wind projects The Liberal government s 2009 Green Energy Act gave the province control over the location of wind energy projects but in May the province announced changes that will require developers to work more closely with municipalities To that end Wynne has asked the Ontario Sustainable Energy Association to raise awareness in communities slated for the turbine projects about the benefits of hosting including the financial gains that can come from being power generators in a cash strapped economy Read more The Co operators Solar Co operative Insurance Program The Co operators in partnership with Ontario Sustainable Energy Association OSEA is proud to announce a comprehensive and cost effective insurance program designed to protect your needs as a Green Energy Co operative Reed Exhibitions and OSEA collaborate in newest All Energy Exhibition and Conference Series Reed Exhibitions the world s leading event organiser has now announced the first All Energy Canada which is being held on October 2nd and 3rd 2013 at Exhibition Place Toronto This new event is being held in association with the Ontario Sustainable Energy Association OSEA and like the two other All Energy events will encompass all aspects of renewable and sustainable energy combining a major exhibition and highly relevant and topical conference Improve your opportunity to earn FIT contract priority points with OSEA s Community Support Resolution Tool The rapid deployment of renewable energy throughout Ontario is a goal OSEA has consistently advocated We have successfully advanced this position this through the development of innovative policy alternatives for sustainable energy the support of grass roots based community power groups employing the co operative governance model and by advancing the economic case for distributed energy OSEA is pleased to launch a new Tool that will assist both community and commercial developers to obtain additional FIT contract priority points EthoSolar Announces Strategic Partnership With TecnoSun Solar EthoSolar is bringing jobs to Ontario through a strategic partnership with the German firm TecnoSun Solar Systems AG Renewable Energy Magazine 51 of German renewables owned by citizens Tuesday 10 January 2012 Feed in tariff expert Paul Gipe looks at how individuals and farmers in Germany are leading the renewables revolution there A Citizen Power conference will be held in the historic chamber in Bonn in July where the world s first feed in law was enacted in 1991 Gsänger recently won the International Community Power Award from the Ontario Sustainable Energy Association for his work fostering citizen ownership of renewable energy Read the full article Composition of Ontario s Electricity Supply Mix Continues to Change Consumer Response Supports Reliability The Independent Electricity System Operator s annual release of supply demand and price data highlights three trends that helped shape the management of Ontario s power system in 2011 increasing production from renewable resources reduced dependence on coal fired units and a more active role for consumers in managing their consumption Read the full article Green Home TV VIDEO Community Power 2011 and the FIT Review Green Home TV took in OSEA s Community Power 2011 conference This years conference focused on the OPA s review of the FIT program as well as looking at other industry developments and ways to grow community involvement in power projects We interviewed Kris Stevens Executive Director of OSEA who hosted the conference and gave us his sense of conference s direction Ontario must phase out all power subsidies says OSEA Toronto ON Dec 08 2011 Today the Ontario Sustainable Energy Association OSEA released Nuclear Power Where s the Business Case This report calls for the Ontario Minister of Energy to cease subsidies to nuclear projects and adopt a degression model 1 which phases out all premiums paid for new renewable energy projects during the next decade Windsor Star Duncan sparks power line review An estimated 400 to 500 million worth of greenhouse construction is expected to happen in the next few years in Essex county A perplexed Finance Minister Dwight Duncan has lit a fire under provincial hydro officials who shelved plans for a power line needed for job generating greenhouse expansion Government needs to step up and support community power OSEA event hears Canadian Green Tech Perry Hoffman Monday November 14 The Ontario government hasn t done a very good job of supporting community power development panelists at an event in Toronto said yesterday They noted that while there may be instruments in the Green Energy and Green Economy Act to encourage community involvement other barriers are preventing a greater amount of community based power to go forward WWEA celebrates ten years during which global wind capacity grew from 18 to 215 GW This year the World Wind Energy Association WWEA celebrates its tenth Anniversary Ten years ago in July 2001 delegates from all over the world decided in Copenhagen to create an association that represents the interest of the wind sector on the global level At that time there were only 18 gigawatts GW of wind energy capacity worldwide Minister of Energy delivers keynote for Community Power Awards The OSEA 2011 Community Power Awards were presented last night during the Green Connection banquet awards ceremony The award winners are individuals who have made significant contributions to the Community Power movement in Ontario and globally The Sun Times Local wind power backers say their voices aren t being heard Wind energy supporters are not being heard and Canada trails the rest of the world when it comes to renewable energy projects local backers of such projects said recently Ontario not doing enough for district energy and biomass OSEA webinar hears Panelists during a recent Ontario Sustainable Energy Association webinar on biogas biomass and district energy lamented the fact that the Ontario government has done a lot for certain renewable energy technologies but less so for others To access article sign up for a free 30 day trial account on canadiangreentech ca Changes to FiT can ensure long term success OSEA webinar hears Differentiated tariffs for wind energy and rate degression for solar are just two elements that the Ontario Power Authority could adopt to improve the provincial Feed in Tariff Program panelists on an Ontario Sustainable Energy Association OSEA webinar said last week To access article sign up for a free 30 day trial account on canadiangreentech ca Globe and Mail Solar legend guides startup across Valley of Death How did tiny Morgan Solar lure Asif Ansari to Toronto from California to become its CEO Easy It invented a technology that could change the world New Office Space Available OSEA is looking for organizations or individuals to share office space in our suite located at 156 Front Street West in the heart of the financial district The building is located on the north side of the street just west of University Avenue and is easily accessible by public transit and several parking facilities We have two alcoves available which includes desks and a filing cabinet We also have hot desk rental options available for individuals who require one seat or a place to work for a day or a few hours Goldhawk Fights Back Come Clean Campaign radio interview Wednesday March 2nd 2011 11 30am AM 740 Zoomer Radio OSEA s ED Kris Stevens interviewed on the Dale Goldhawk show TOPIC Wind Turbines and the Come Clean campaign that will hold elected officials accountable on issues like clean energy INFO The coalition says that important environmental policies are in jeopardy as parties prepare their platforms for an Oct 6 provincial election WindSimplicity ca Wind Simplicity Finalist in Design for Recycling Award Wind Simplicity selected as finalist in ISRI s Design for Recycling Award for its commitment to recycling in its design and manufacture of the Windancer horizontal axis small wind turbine Enfinity Canada Makes Progress at 36 MW plant Looks to Acquire Delayed Ontario Solar Rooftop Projects OTTAWA ON Jan 26 2011 Enfinity a leading international solar power project developer begins the new year by announcing that construction is underway at its 36 megawatt MW Stardale installation in East Hawkesbury ON The company is also primed to announce additional projects later this month Paul McKay s 100th Anniversary of Ontario Switch On session speech Globe and Mail Machining firm says bye autos hello solar Samco Machinery machine shop will soon be spitting out racking components for solar panels The demand for solar energy is reinvigorating the machining firm s business that was hit hard by the recession Pukwis Community Wind Park Announcement about breaking ground on the Pukwis Community Wind Park a joint venture wind project of the Chippewas of Georgina Island First Nation and Windfall Ecology Centre Videos interviews from office warming party Videos interviews from the office warming party Members and friends share updates and talk about their involvement with OSEA TheRecord com Solar energy crops will get lower price Farmers and business owners with a stake in ground mounted solar systems upset by price change Sun TV Get Ready For Green Power It ll Zap Your Pocket Book The Ontario government is using April s eco friendly spirit to make everyday earth day signing almost 200 contracts for renewable power projects on top of the seven billion dollar wind farm deal inked with Samsung earlier this year The premier is promising job creation in the green energy sector however these innovations set Ontarian s up to have the heftiest electricity bills in the country OSEA s Kristopher Stevens and Tom Adams an independent energy and environmental advisor discuss Globe and Mail Solar energy a hot new harvest Government incentives make solar energy more viable for those who couldn t afford it before including small farmers trying to survive Joe Botscheller from the Farmers for Farmers for Economic Opportunity is quoted The Ottawa Citizen Happily paying more A bold new campaign launched by Bullfrog Power is asking people to pay more for energy Their intriguing strategy aims to spark public discussion of energy policy Toronto Star Budget takes the wind out of clean energy sails Glen Estill is one of a small group of entrepreneurs across the country trudging along a narrow green path After seeing this week s federal budget which effectively ended a popular subsidy program to encourage renewable energy producers the president of Sky Generation Inc a small wind energy firm in Lion s Head north of Owen Sound Ont says he may have to cool his heels Toronto Star Ontario s green push pulling in investment Solar Semiconductor Inc a maker of solar modules based in India is expected to announce Friday an investment of more than 60 million to establish a manufacturing plant in Oakville this year The Sault Star Guidance on getting green Wawa EDC recruits consultant to steer municipality s environmental mandate Toronto Star Bay St snubs green revolution Risk averse investment community prodded to provide capital for renewable energy plans TheStar com Samsung deal upsets homegrown competitors YourOttawaRegion com Burritt s Rapids looks at power generation National Post Canada falling behind U S in clean energy efforts experts The Harper government is distancing itself from U S President Barack Obama s clean energy agenda warn some of those involved in one of Canada fastest growing clean energy sectors Frontenac EMC Sustainable energy association offers its assistance Switch the Sustainable Energy People a non profit organization spoke about the feed in tariff and sustainable energy to an audience of farmers businesspeople and alternative energy advocates last week in a seminar hosted by Frontenac Community Futures Development Corporation Toronto Star Green power to the people Plan to boost renewable projects at the local level has beaten all expectations since its October launch Toronto Star Wind gets clean bill of health The most thorough study to date into the potential health effects of living near wind turbines says the evidence so far is clear they don t directly make people sick Public Radio International Ontario s aggressive green energy plan Ontario hopes with its ambitious Green Energy Act to phase out coal fired plants within five years Ijaz Rauf of the Bethel Islam Mosque discusses his optimism about the act and how it aides his planned 200 home rooftop solar project Toronto Star Solar firm bringing jobs home Project developers are getting increasingly creative with financing The Neighbourhood Unitarian Universalist Congregation in Toronto is selling 110 000 worth of debentures to the public to raise money for a 20 kilowatt solar photovoltaic system it wants to install on the roof of its church Renewable Energy World Ontario Will Pay Farmers 14 5 cents per kWh for Their Wind Generation The Ontario Power Authority OPA has confirmed that it will pay Ontario farmers 0 145 CAD kWh for their wind generation under the province s new feed in tariff program launched October 1 2009 Windustry org Community Power Conference in Ontario has global reach The Ontario Sustainable Energy Association OSEA hosted it s first Community Power Conference on November 15 16 with international speakers 450 conference delegates and over 2 500 trade show attendees The conference was chaired by Dr David Suzuki the well known scientist host of The Nature of Things and author of many books including the recent The Big Picture Reflections on Science Humanity and a Quickly Changing Planet EMC Perth Perth approves deal for solar energy park Perth s quest for viable alternative energy projects has led to a solar energy proposal for the town owned former Darou Farm property Green Living Online Responsible Green Business Three major conferences signal that real change is happening to Canadian industry InvestorsBeyondBorders com Community Power Conference 2009 Investors Beyond Borders attended the Community Power Conference 2009 held by the OSEA Ontario Sustainable Energy Association Many industry professionals from various backgrounds such as investors developers energy companies legal and accounting firms attended to this prestigious conference This trade show is specifically geared towards the Renewable Energy industry and IBB was there to network with everyone The Kingston Whig Standard A flick of the switch for association We want to jump start the whole solar energy market in Kingston and create jobs over the next couple of decades Solar energy is big in the 21st century Exchange The people of Ontario are building sustainable energy projects on their own This is a chance for players in the sustainable energy and community power sectors to come together exchange knowledge and share best practices remarked Kristopher Stevens Executive Director of OSEA It s a unique opportunity and one that will definitely change the landscape of Ontario for the best Financial Post Denmark a global leader in wind power The secret of Denmark s success is community power A staggering 65 of wind power projects in the country are owned by farmers and another 24 owned by communities The simple principal that allowed Denmark to create the wind market is that when people are involved in the decisions that affect their community they are committed to the outcome and the placement of wind projects in their towns and villages It s a powerful form of community economic development local ownership means that the profits remain in the community Canada has one of the best profiles for wind power of any country in the world P E I produces 15 of the province s electricity from wind and the provincial government wants to double that by 2013 as well as export power to the North Eastern United States Canada has the opportunity to become a world leader in wind power The Danish lesson is that community involvement and ownership drives uptake If you re interested in learning more the Ontario Sustainability Energy Association is having its first ever community power conference in Toronto Nov 15 and 16 Financial Post New face of harvesting OSEA knows first hand what a difference public support can make to getting a renewable energy project off the ground The organization was born out of an effort to install a wind turbine down on Toronto s waterfront that is owned by a co op that is the result of a partnership between Toronto Hydro and WindShare She believes that the FIT program is conducive to furthering community projects and that these projects are the way forward in terms of gaining the acceptance of communities Farmers are in the forefront of the energy revolution because the farmers have the land Ms Story says They are uniquely set up to lead the way to renewable energy Tillsonburg News Landowners could cash in on renewable energy Ontario s Green Energy Act is making way for farmers to sustain their living by selling renewable energy Globe and Mail Call centre embraces solar solution The Mississauga call centre features 800 photovoltaic panels as part of a solar power system capable of generating 165 kilowatts making it the largest in Canada followed by the Horse Palace building on Toronto s Exhibition Place grounds at 100 kilowatts Manitoulin Expositor Community based wind farms offer an altemative to corporate Island projects With the increasing backlash against private companies looking to develop wind power on Manitoulin one solution proposed by the Ontario Sustainable Energy Association is community based projects that leave the decision making in the hands of citizens NOW Magazine Green Energy Act Alliance the best It was the Alliance

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  • OSEA: 3G Energy Corporation
    energy com We are renewable energy project consultants focussing on building megawatt scale wind and solar farms for commercial institutional investors and large emitters We are active throughout Canada and our team has experience with power generation projects across the country including projects in Saskatchewan Manitoba Ontario Nova Scotia New Brunswick and Newfoundland We build and operate energy generation facilities on behalf of clients and we have operational experience with wind turbines in 3 projects in Nova Scotia One of these projects is undergoing permitting for a major expansion up to 100 MW Solar energy has become a major focus of interest particularly in Ontario and because of the Standard Offer Contract We are actively involved in planning and implementing ground breaking scale solar farms in this province Other areas of interest include methods of storing wind or solar energy for the sake of making energy sold to the grid operators more predictable Scheduling renewable energy generation is a priority for utilities seeking to maintain the quality of the power supplied to their customers We are engaging as innovators in this sector We are also active in the field of wind turbine R D having initiated a project for a

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