East Network: Connect with your Network Members

When communities grow, electricity should be a big consideration. Talk with others about what is top of mind when electricity needs are considered in your region. Share and hear about interesting energy projects that you might consider for your municipality or business. 

Join in on this dialogue with fellow East Network members.

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IESO Community Engagement's avatar

IESO Community Engagement
Dec 1, 2020 - 17:38

When we last met with members of the East Network, we heard that you wanted to talk more about the growing role of energy efficiency and local energy solutions to help meet your communities’ energy needs. We are excited to connect with you and discuss the electricity future of your community. Please share your energy priorities, projects, and initiatives so we can learn from each other. Share what you’re interested in that could help tailor future discussions and events for this Network.

To kick the discussion off, please introduce yourself, and what you're interested in from an electricity perspective.

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FRED's avatar
Jan 10, 2021 - 20:54

Hello everyone, hope you are safe and well. I am trying to refresh where we are with solar power development in the Ottawa region. Of special interest IESO plans for the post covid19 economy and the anticipated increase in demand for mainly peak hours electricity to power the expected increase in home grown manufacturing, rural development, affordable housing, infrastructure and agro-industries.

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Dick's avatar
Jan 29, 2021 - 13:40

hello Fred:

I am also very interested in Ottawa area solar developments. I am now with the CoEnergy Cooperative (we do energy retrofits and solar Net-metering with community based capital) I was previously on the board of the Ottawa Renewable Energy Cooperative (which operates 21 solar projects in Eastern Ontario). Can you call me when you get a chance?

Dick Bakker
c 613-404-7712
[email protected]
www.CoEnergy.coop
www.orec.ca

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Lisa's avatar

We are interested in a community pilot project to determine power consumption at the macro level, engaging with a municipality that has a similar focus to drive conservation and with that engage homeowners to get excited about mitigating climate change while saving money. [email protected]

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Mayor Patrick sayeau
Jan 24, 2021 - 07:03

Our recent power demand study indicates that our major manufacturers have reached the capacity of service to our Johnstown Industrial Park. That means that we need major upgrades to HYDRO INFRASTRUCTURE in order to provide electrical service to the plant expansions planned by these industries who provide well-paying jobs.

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Dick's avatar
Jan 29, 2021 - 13:33

hello Mayor Sayeau:

One way to address the needs of new industry in your area is to generate more power locally. A relatively easy way to do this is with on-site solar and/or wind, with integrated batteries; and serious energy conservation efforts. Some of it can happen now with the present regulations, but the battery component is still problematic in ontario. OREC and CoEnergy are two local cooperatives working to enable this in Eastern Ontario; by financing local projects with community capital, that keep the jobs, electricity, and profits local. If you would would like to speak about this I am available at 613-404-7712 or [email protected] please review our web sites when you get a chance. www.OREC.ca and www.CoEnergy.ca

Best Regards
Dick Bakker

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IESO Community Engagement
Feb 26, 2021 - 09:58

Thanks everyone for participating in the East Network discussion on Jan. 20. A summary report is available on the events page. If you missed it, you can watch the recorded presentations that are also available. We were really pleased to hear that attendees want to be engaged in electricity planning discussions. We will be sure to accommodate that.

What was your favourite topic or part of the Jan. 20 event?

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