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GLOBAL RENEWABLES ONLINE - DECEMBER 2011
T
he
Ontario
Sustainable
Energy Association (OSEA) is a
province-wide, member-based,
non-proft organization representing
approximately 200 organizations and
individuals including private citizens,
cooperatives, farmers, First Nations,
businesses, institutions and municipali-
ties. OSEA members are engaged in or
supporting Community Power projects
and renewable energy.
VISION
Every Ontarian conserves power and
generates sustainable energy either as a
household or as a local community-owned
business, contributing to the rapid
transition to 100% sustainable energy.
MISSION
To act as the leading voice, advisor and
facilitator for the renewable energy sector
in Ontario and to provide an unparalleled
network to promote and enable the growth
of
community
and
commercial
sustianable energy in the province.
ASSOCIATION BYLAWS
OSEA current by-laws were last
ratified September 8, 2010
Download: Ontario Sustainable Energy
Association Bylaws ( )
GOALS
• An Ontario Green Energy Act by 2010
- Achieved April 2009
• Community Power development with
more than 50 per cent community
ownership
• 500 megawatts of Community Power
in Ontario by 2012
• 100 per cent renewable energy
powering Ontario by 2025
GENERAL SERVICES
SKILLS TRAINING &
EDUCATION
• Presentations and interactive
workshops on:
◊ Developing Community Power project
◊ Renewable energy and energy effciency
technology
◊ Energy policy & economics
◊ Other related topics
• Monthly Community Power webinar
series
• Customized facilitation of
◊ Meetings
◊ Strategic planning sessions
◊ Organizational development
TECHNICAL & ADVISORY
• Assistance in preparing grant funding
proposals
• Analysis, evaluation and
recommendations for renewable energy
resources
RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT
• Guidebooks on community power
• Preparation of Funding and Grant
Proposals
• Business Plan Development
• Template and Resource Guidebook
creation
POLICY ADVOCACY AND
GOVERNMENT RELATIONS
• Advocated an advanced renewable energy
Feed-in Tariff program for Ontario, resulting
in the creation of the Renewable Energy
Standard Offer Program, a precursor to the
Green Energy Act and, at the time, the most
progressive energy policy in North America
in a decade.
• Successfully campaigned for a Green
Energy Act for Ontario, resulting in the
adoption of the Green Energy and Green
Economy Act (2009) and the Feed-in Tariff
program, making Ontario a leader in
renewable energy policy.
• OSEA continues to engage government,
regulators and enegry stakeholders on an
ongoing basis to ensure that communities
are empowered to develop their local
sustainable energy resources for a greener,
healthier future
Ontario Sustainable
Energy Association
Regional Focus: Canada
ONTARIO SUSTAINABLE ENERGY ASSOCIATION - REGIONAL FOCUS: CANADA