Community Power:

Local solutions for a better world

Community Power:

Local solutions for a better world

Community Power:

Local solutions for a better world

COMMUNITY BONDS

TREC helps Social Enterprises turn their social capital into financial capital with Community Bonds.

RESEARCH

TREC conducts original research to better understand the issues effecting communities that are building renewable energy

PROJECTS

TREC has founded several projects to meet our mandate of advancing Community Power.

TREC is Canada’s leader in the development of community owned renewable energy. We support co-ops, Indigenous communities and social enterprises with our Community Member & Investment Services, and inform policy through our research and advocacy efforts.

What is Community Power?

Community Power refers to the direct participation in, ownership of, and sharing of collective benefits from renewable energy projects, by and for a local community.

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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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People Power Planet is a pan-Canadian research partnership that aims to foster a broad ranging dialogue about the important role of community/citizen participation in a sustainable energy future.

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