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"The 2010 Power Networking Centre brought in many relevant potential business partners for us. The diversity of the floor was great - APPrO brought in the established players, many of whom hadn't heard of us before; OSEA up-and-comers like us brought in a dynamic renewables focus. It's a valuable combination." ~ 2010

Emma Hemmingsen
Communications Manager & Business Development, Morgan Solar Inc.



"I would like you to send a special thanks and appreciation to all of OSEA for their hard work and excellent conference management again. I am always so impressed with the team spirit and the capabilities of you all. This is the only conference outside the UK that I am keen to be at each year." ~ 2010

Miguel Mendonca
Head of Communications, The Converging World



"Speaking from a Hydro One perspective, the level of floor activity, questions and onsite discussions with visitors regarding renewable generation far exceeded our experience at any previous trade show or conference this year."

Michael Yakimchuk
Yakimchuk P.Eng., MBA, DG Connections - Customer Operations, Hydro One Networks



"The community power conference represents a turning point. Power to the people!"

Marion Fraser

Fraser & Company



"OSEA's valuable work to mobilise communities is a key for the broad and rapid shift towards decentralised renewable energies, especially seen from a worldwide perspective. The highly inspiring OSEA event therefore was ideal for the launch of the WWEA Community Power working group. We look forward to continuing our collaboration on Community Power in the future."

Stefan Gsaenger

Secretary General, World Wind Energy Association



"As one of the early supporters of community power in Canada through our relationship with TREC/WindShare, Toronto Hydro appreciates the enthusiasm and energy needed to grow the community power sector in Ontario.  We support OSEA's efforts in leading the way."

Joyce McLean
Director, Strategic Issues, Toronto Hydro Corporation



"OSEA conferences continue to be the most fun, friendly and useful - meeting old and new friends and colleagues, and going home with positive things to work on in the real world. It's how conferences should be."

Miguel Mendonça
Research Manager, World Future Council



"With the FIT program, Ontario has laid the foundation for developing community power. Renewables are decentralized energies; they are ideal for decentralized power generation in the community and the FIT program will allow for successful community power projects and economic prosperity to local municipalities. Communities need to learn and embrace the true benefits of creating sustainable energy! Although Germany has been doing this for the last 10 years, it is rather exciting to see Ontario and the great opportunities that lie ahead for you. Congratulations on an inspiring conference and I am looking forward to 2010." 

Josef Pesch
fesa GmbH: Beteiligungen an Erneuerbaren Energien



"It has been a real pleasure working with the organizers and the staff. I have to say that they were very professional and courteous, and very helpful and prompt: all my questions in connection with registration, the set up of the booth and other miscellaneous queries were answered and technical issues dealt with. I look forward to a continued successful relationship. You've done a great job of promoting wind power."

Bernice Mascarenhas
Mainstream Renewable Power



"I just wanted to thank you again for the opportunity to attend the OSEA conference this weekend. The knowledge and contacts we made this weekend will help us immeasurably as we move forward with our vision for our multi-purpose sustainable building in the downtown core. If you feel like you ever have time to consult us on this project or have other contacts you think we might find useful, we would welcome your advice and direction! Thanks again! Our future looks much brighter (and greener!) thanks to you!"

Natalie Boustead
Project Manager, The About Face Collective



"Thank you for the privilege of letting me volunteer at your recent community power conference.  It was a stand-up event and I'm glad to have played a small role in its success.  The enthusiasm for community power was palpable among the speakers, attendees and organizers.  I genuinely hope to be working with you to promote community power in the future."

Robert Wakulat
Barrister and Solicitor



"In addition to gleaning worthwhile information, conferences are all about networking. On both accounts, the 2009 Community Power Conference and the Power Networking Centre provided excellent value."

John McMullen
Chair - Growing the Margins and Canadian Farm and Food Biogas Conferences and Exhibition


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