Recent News

Green Energy Act Cancellation

The Ford Government’s efforts to repeal the Green Energy and Green Economy Act is a disappointing, but not unforeseen, action from a government that has pledged to eliminate spending on renewable energy. This legislation once again proves that the government does not support the jobs, investment, and positive environmental impact created by the clean economy.  […]

Posted on: September 21st, 2018 by CED Co-op

Renewable Energy Benefits Municipalities

As a renewable energy co-operative, CED Co-op belongs to FCPC – the Federation of Community Power Co-operatives. FCPC unites, represents, and grows the Community Power community. Recently, FCPC has been working to share how the new Net Metering framework for solar power can help municipalities in Ontario. What is Net Metering? Net Metering is a […]

Posted on: September 19th, 2018 by CED Co-op

Our First Dividend On Class B Shares

On September 6th, the Board of Directors declared our first dividend on Class B Preference Shares. The Board declared a 1.75% dividend ($0.0875 per $5.00 Class B Preference Share) payable on September 15th, 2018. This is consistent with our targeted 7.00% annual return as described in our Offering Statement. Class B Shareholders will receive their […]

Posted on: September 17th, 2018 by CED Co-op

$7.5 Million Raised

Our 2017 Offering Statement successfully closed on July 27th, and now that the final transfers are coming in, we can proudly say that we have raised $7.5 million! Over 150 members and investors took advantage of this opportunity to invest in line with their values. Their funds are now powering renewable energy generation, while earning […]

Posted on: August 16th, 2018 by CED Co-op

Your Last Chance To Invest

Our Offering Statement closes July 27th, 2018, which means there is just 1 week left to support renewable energy, while earning returns that beat the market. Current investors can invest any amount in this Offering Statement, and we have a diverse range of options: Investors who prefer liquidity can invest for as little as 1 year and earn 3%. […]

Posted on: July 19th, 2018 by CED Co-op

How Does The New Ontario Government Affect CED Co-op Investments?

Recently, members have noticed that the incoming Ontario government has taken steps to eliminate spending on renewable energy and efficiency programs. Based on the rhetoric we heard prior to the election, this is in line with what we had expected, and should not affect our CED Co-op portfolio of projects. GreenON vs FIT The cancellation […]

Posted on: July 4th, 2018 by CED Co-op

Solar Powered Investing – Market Beating Returns

Our 2017 Offering Statement is only open until July 27th, 2018, which means you have under one month to invest in renewable energy and earn returns that beat the market. Learn more at our Investment Seminar We are hosting another CED Co-op Investment Seminar in Waterloo so interested members can learn more about the shares and bonds available, […]

Posted on: June 28th, 2018 by CED Co-op

Investment, Divestment, and Impact Investing

Have you ever stopped to think about what your investments are funding? How can we use these funds to do less harm, or better yet, do more good? CED Co-op President Brian Unrau shares the difference between traditional investing, divestment, and investing with ESG goals in mind. Of course, your best option is to find […]

Posted on: June 7th, 2018 by CED Co-op

The Ontario Election and CED Co-op

As election day nears here in Ontario, we have had many CED Co-op members ask us what potential impact the results could have on our co-op and our solar power projects. Safety In Numbers While we are not thrilled at the prospects of the coming election results, we are confident in our contracts being honoured. […]

Posted on: June 5th, 2018 by CED Co-op


In 2017 we celebrated solar with Balnar Management in Guelph, launched our online Member Zone, and introduced our new Offering Statement, which has already raised over $5 million! Join your fellow members as we celebrate another successful year for Community Energy Development Co-operative at our Annual General Meeting. Our Offering Statement is only open until […]

Posted on: May 25th, 2018 by CED Co-op