TREC is Canada’s leader in the development of community owned renewable energy.

Help us shape Ontario's energy future

There are only a few more days left to participate in Learn more about Ontario’s Long Term Energy Plan (LTEP) consultations!

Help us call for a 100% renewable energy future for Ontario!

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Read the Power of Community Report

Released earlier this year, this report outlines the environmental, social, and economic benefits of locally owned and operated renewable power, with real data from Ontarians and Ontario-based projects.

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Our Services

TREC provides services to Co-ops and Social Enterprises who are turning social capital into financial capital. Our Community Investor & Member Services team provides our clients with securities transfer processing, security holder record-keeping and a point of contact for member/investor inquiries.

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TREC is an umbrella organization
Here are some of the projects we’ve founded to fulfill our mandate:

SolarShare is Canada’s leading renewable energy co-operative. SolarShare develops PV renewable energy systems across Ontario, and residents and businesses are invited to invest in these projects and earn up to 6% interest.

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TREC Education is a charitable organization, which delivers renewable energy education programs in classrooms and at community events across Ontario – creating systemic change for a greener future and fostering the next generation of renewable energy leaders. TREC education directly engages more than 10,000 students and adults each year.

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WindShare is an innovative wind power co-operative, the first of its kind in Canada. WindShare is a joint partner in Canada’s premier urban wind turbine located at Exhibition Place in Toronto, Ontario.

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The Federation of Community Power Co-operatives (FCPC) is a province-wide umbrella organization for community power co-ops in Ontario that are developing grid-tied renewable energy projects. The FCPC exists to unite, represent and serve the community power co-op community across the province.

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Will you help us call for a 100% Renewable Ontario?

There are just a few more days until Ontario’s Long Term Energy Plan (LTEP) review wraps up. We need your help to send the government a strong message that moving towards 100% Renewable Energy is the way to go, and that Community Power is an important component...
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EmPower Your Community

The Ontario government is taking great strides in reducing our GreenHouseGas (GHG) emissions, but it isn’t enough – the reality is that our climate is in dire straits, and all of us need to pull some weight. Everyday Ontarians have a part to play, and...
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Your opportunity to shape Ontario’s energy future!

We need your help to build more renewable energy in Ontario! The Ontario government is seeking public input to help direct their next Long Term Energy Plan (LTEP), building on previous plans developed in 2010 and 2013. This 2017 version will set the Province’s policy...
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Ontario’s chance to get more from green energy

Ontario has decided to take a pause in its Large Renewable Procurement (LRP) efforts, citing an electricity supply surplus and a need to reduce costs for consumers. Which all sounds pretty reasonable, but the devil is in the details.  First off, why do we have a...
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Introducing TREC’s new Managing Director

Good Bye Judith Lipp! After 8 years with TREC, our Executive Director Judith (Judy) Lipp is leaving at the end of this month. Judy began her tenure at TREC in April 2008, shortly after completing her PhD with Dalhousie University. Since relocating to Toronto from Nova...
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Reports & Research

TREC is a trusted and experienced research partner on initiatives related to community energy, Aboriginal power & social finance. Take a look at some of our recent reports for more details.

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Our Charitable Partner

TREC Education delivers renewable energy education programs in classrooms and at community events across Ontario – creating systemic change for a greener future and fostering the next generation of renewable energy leaders.

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