Accomplishments to Date 

2018.
  • OSEA was invited to attend the CETA and Climate Change Conference in Brussels on January 24th, 2019, by Environment Canada, indicating relevance to its new Mission of Exporting Green Technologies/Services.
  • OSEA established a new partnership with Ontario Magnet Export Portal, to advance its pledge to assist Ontario companies more easily access the global green export markets for products and services.  MEP is a B2B exchange that will assist OSEA members in exploiting RFPs and participate in inbound and outbound trade missions, with support from Global Affairs and EDC as well as the Ministry of Investment and Trade.
  • OSEA hosted a sold out Launch of its trademark event, Green Energy Doors Open (GEDO) in September 2018, at the Ministry of Investment and Trade in Toronto.  GEDO registered thousands of visitors at 40 host sites in Ontario, on Green Energy & Clean Technology, including the GTA (Toronto), the Ottawa Region, North Bay, and Guelph.
  • OSEA was a special feature in BUSINESS ELITE MAGAZINE (Sept. 2018, Link provided under "Press") which showcased how the Association is transitioning given the change in Ontario Provincial priorities.
  • OSEA's Board announces a series of new Mission Statement and Goals to better service its growing membership. Key among these goals was to update its website to ensure relevance to new and existing members of the organization. OSEA expects to introduce these website improvements in 2019.
  • OSEA maintains on-going Advocacy to the Ontario Energy Board via Willms & Shier LLP. In 2018, OSEA intervened on Cap and Trade Deferral Accounts, support for the move towards Renewable Natural Gas, improved access to the Hydro One transmission grid for Distributed Energy Resources, and a request to achieving measurable results for utility Demand Side Management (DSM) programs vs. estimated savings.
  • OSEA hosted its 8th Powering for Prosperity Gala Event in February 2018, a celebration of sustainable technology projects and sustainable companies in Ontario. OSEA will not host the Gala Dinner in 2019 with expectation of reviving it for February 2020.

2017

  • OSEA continues to work with Willms & Shier LLP to intervene to the Ontario Energy Board on behalf of Green Energy developers and consumers seeking fair prices and access to the grid.
  • Green Energy Doors Open - OSEA successfully brought approximately 10,000 visitors to Ontario, BC and Alberta, in partnership with BC's Sustainable Energy Association and Distributed Energy Alberta as its strategic partners.

2016

  • On-going Advocacy to the Ontario Energy Board via OSEA and Willms & Shier LLP.
  •  OSEA's Board announces new Mission Statement and Goals for its membership.
  • Powering for Prosperity - Successfully held the 8th Annual Gala Event with 250 Guests attending, and Awards for best Sustainable Project, Company etc.

  • Engaged actively in the provinces Long-term Energy Plan consultation process and submitted our recommendations through submissions pre consultation as well as during the public consultation process. (View submissions)
  • Received the Non-Profit Organization of the Year Award from the Biomass North Development Centre

2015

  • Launched the Combined Energy Options Ontario initiative.

2014

  • Championed the idea of a 20/20 Roadmap for Ontario

2012/13

  • Engaged in the public consultation process around the provinces 2013 Long-term Energy Plan

2012

  • Launched Green Energy Doors Open, allowing members of the public to meet the people and organizations leading the way to making Ontario a sustainable energy province

2011

  • Launched the annual award ceremony Powering for Prosperity to celebrate the successes of our sector.
2010
  • Created the Community Power Services Group (now separate aka Ontario Sustainability Services Inc.) to assist local community energy initiatives
  • Tide’s Canada Top 10 award recipient.

2009-Present

  • Counter negative media rhetoric around Green Energy and Economy Act and FIT, defend the rights of communities to participate in the development of sustainable energy projects with ad campaigns, webinars, and policy work

2008-Present

  • Hosted five successful international sustainable exhibitions and conferences (World Wind 2008,  Community Power 2009–11, All Energy 2014)

2008
  • Co-founded the Green Energy Act Alliance & developed the policy document which led to the Green Energy Act and Feed-in tariff (FIT) program

2007

  • Launched the Community Power Fund to assist local Community Power generation initiatives with soft cost grants

2004

  • Campaigned and developed the policy document which led to Ontario’s Renewable Energy Standard Offer Program

2002

  • Organization for formed to advance a sustainable energy system in Ontario with community participation

  • Facilitate dialogues between members and non-members on how to advance a sustainable energy system in Ontario


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