Elton Energy Cooperative


Activities

February 5, 2012:

EEC presented its model at the Forrest Rink in the RM of Elton. See Presentations section for the slide deck that was presented.

June 29, 2010:

EEC met with Kerri Irvin-Ross, Minister of Manitoba Housing and Community Development to review the Community Power Investment Model. See Presentations section for the slide deck that was presented.

April 22, 2010:

Laurence Lafond presented the EEC Community Power Investment Model at a presentation sponsored by the Marquis Project as part of a larger Manitoba Sustainable Energy Association (ManSEA) presentation.

March 20, 2010:

Dan Mazier presented the Manitoba Community Power program at the Ag in the City Forum in Winnipeg.

March 18, 2010:

EEC presented the Community Power Investment Model to Jamila Bachiri, with the Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives (MAFRI) Cooperatives Department.

January 12, 2010:

EEC met with Assiniboine Community College to strategize how to work more closely together.

October 21, 2009

Dan Mazier presented the Community Power Program as part of a presentation on the future of farm communities in Manitoba.

July 22, 2009:

Dan Mazier presented the the Manitoba Community Power Program to municipal officials and the Community Economic Development Officer in Mineota.

June 15, 2009:

EEC erected an 60 metre meteorological tower to begin capturing wind data at our proposed wind project site 1 mile east of Forrest.

April 29, 2009:

Dan Mazier presented the Manitoba Community Power Program at Shoal Lake.

April 23, 2009:

EEC presented our Community Power Investment Model to 150 attendees at the Capturing Opportunities Forum in Brandon, Manitoba.

April 15, 2009:

EEC presented the Community Power Investment Model at the Association of Manitoba Municipalities (AMM) Municipal Officials' Seminar.

March 18, 2009:

EEC presented the Community Power Investment Model at the Assiniboine Community College's Prairie Innovation Forum in Brandon.

January 21, 2009:

EEC’s Dan Mazier presented the Community Power Investment Model to 100 attendees at Ag Days in Brandon, Manitoba.

December 9, 2008:

EEC presented the Community Power Investment Model to Rosann Wowchuk, Minister of Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives as well as her staff.

November 26, 2008

EEC's Community Power Investment Model was endorsed at the General Meeting of the Association of Manitoba Municipalities (AMM).

October 15, 2008

EEC wind project in the RM of Elton was written up in an article in the Farmer's Voice, a publication of the Keystone Agricultural Producers.

July 22, 2008:

EEC presented our Community Power Investment Model to Jim Rondeau, Minister of Science, Technology, Energy and Mines.

April 16, 2008:

EEC awarded $20,000 worth of meteorological monitoring equipment for our project through Manitoba Agriculture Food and Rural Initiatives.

April 14, 2008

Dan Mazier and Laurence LaFond attended the Windustry Community Power Conference in Albany, New York.

March 28, 2008:

EEC described the CPA model to two key Manitoba government representatives: Jim Crone, Director of Energy Economic Development, and Peter Reimer, Project Manager with Community and Economic Development.

March 12, 2008:

EEC met with Drew Caldwell, local MLA, to discuss the CPA model and to provide an EEC project update.

March 2008:

EEC submitted an application to Andy Nadler at the Crops Branch, Ag Met Specialist in order to request EEC met tower equipment.

March 4, 2008:

EEC met with Manitoba Association of Municipalities to review the CPA model and discuss possible recommendations.

February 28, 2008:

EEC hosted a seminar for local landowners to gather input for the proposed CPA and EEC land lease agreement (30 landowners attended).

February 15, 2008:

EEC met with Manitoba Hydro’s CEO Bob Brennan and Senior Vice President Ken Adams to review the CPA model.

February, 2008:

Dan Mazier from EEC was the invited guest on CBC Radio in Winnipeg to discuss community owned wind projects.

January 30, 2008:

EEC met with Brandon Community Strategic Planning Environmental Committee to describe the concepts that EEC was developing.

January 22, 2008:

EEC met with David Kerr, Business and Rural Development Specialist and Cooperative Specialist with the Manitoba government, in order to review the CPA model and discuss specific questions about the co-operative business model.

January 12, 2008:

EEC performed a met tower land scope with community project developer experts Ed Hale (Toronto Renewable Energy Co-operative) and John Ihle (Minnesota Community-Based Energy Development).

January 10-11 2008:

EEC hosting a Community Wind Seminar in Forrest, Manitoba that included assembling a professional community wind panel of experts (40 community members attended).

December 10, 2007:

EEC provided a progress update to the Rural Municipality of Elton.

December 2007:

EEC met with Manitoba Hydro (Bob Graham and Jared Waddell, Distribution and Engineering) to discuss potential site of an EEC project.

December 12 2007:

EEC met with Leanne Rowat (MLA Minnedosa Constituency) to describe EEC’s approach and proposed project.

December 2007:

EEC secured the professional expertise of Laurence Lafond for the EEC feasibility study.

November 2007:

EEC made application to Ag CDI, at which time the Initiative was awarded to EEC.

July – November 2007:

Dan Mazier spoke to numerous communities about community ownership of wind projects, and described the EEC approach to many rural communities through his participation in the ManSEA (Manitoba Sustainable Energy Association) province-wide tour.

June 2007:

The Elton Energy Cooperative Steering Committee attended the MAFRI Policy and Procedure workshop.

June 2006:

Elton Energy Cooperative was formed to investigate building a renewable energy project in the RM of Elton.