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Who is OSEA?
The Ontario Sustainable Energy Association (OSEA) is Ontario’s lead advocate, facilitator and catalyst for sector transformation and the transition to a more sustainable energy economy.

We are championing policy and regulatory change for a more sustainable society powered, heated, cooled and transported by a portfolio of sustainable energy.

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Annual Activities Overview and Membership Services 2015


Who does OSEA represent?
OSEA serves as an advocate for individuals, manufacturers, installers, developers, municipalities, First Nations, unions, farmers, co-operatives and other community organizations, NGO's and other associations supportive of, and engaged in, the full portfolio of sustainable energy solutions.

Who does OSEA work with?
Our partners include likely and unlikely allies who want to be part of OSEA's collaborative efforts to grow the pie for all Ontarians creating a more sustainable province and who want to help tackle the root causes of social friction during the energy transition to a portfolio of 100% sustainable energy.

What is sustainability?
Sustainability refers to meeting our own needs and improving the quality of our lives while ensuring the ecological system that sustains us is healthy and capable of supporting future generations.

What is Sustainable Energy?
Sustainable energy involves the effective and efficient production and use of energy from an array of distributed sources matched in scale and quality to the end use. It isn't just about more electricity. It is about producing and using energy in a way that meets our needs and improves the quality of our lives while also ensuring that the ecological system that sustains us, our economy and society remains healthy and capable of supporting future generations indefinitely.

What is included in the portfolio of Sustainable Energy?

  1. Conservation, energy efficiency and demand management
  2. Renewable heat and electricity generation
  3. High efficiency Combined heat and power (CHP) and district energy
  4. Energy storage
  5. Green buildings
  6. Smart-grids
  7. Transportation that is powered by hydrogen, electricity, human or animal
  8. energy, and other non-fossil fuels h. Community, public and commercial ownership of these structure

What is Community Power?
Community Power is a class of sustainable energy projects that are owned, developed and controlled in full or in part (50 per cent or more) by residents of the community in which the project is located.

Vision:  Every Ontarian conserves energy and generates sustainable energy either as a household or as part of a local community-owned business, contributing to the rapid transition to 100% sustainable energy.

Mission:  To be Ontario's most respected sustainable energy advocate and facilitator by providing credible, accurate and timely information and an unparalleled network of community and commercial sector supporters and participants.


Association Bylaws

OSEA current by-laws were last ratified September 8, 2010
Download: OSEA Bylaws (PDF)

Read about OSEA staff and Board of Directors.

Please call the main phone number at 416-977-4441 to hear individual extensions.

OSEA programs, projects and organizational needs are generously funded by a variety of sponsors.

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