About GEDO 2016

GEDO 2016 in Alberta is the result of a partnership between DEC and OSEA. This is the third year that GEDO is running parallel in Alberta and Ontario.

GEDO is an annual, province-wide showcase providing you with access to Decentralised Energy (DE) projects, businesses, manufacturing sites, education programs and other related initiatives. GEDO 2016 takes place over three days this year, from Friday, September 9th to Sunday, September 11th.

We encourage all users, producers and advocates of decentralised energy to open their doors in order to raise awareness, understanding and support for DE.

Our goal is to raise awareness, understanding and support for decentralised energy by providing people with the opportunity to visit, see, touch and talk about the projects in their own backyard.

GEDO showcases the most pioneering DE projects in Alberta. The initiative has significant impacts on environmental stewardship and education. GEDO event hosts in DEC’s network will open their doors to the public to showcase their success.

For those with Ontario business interests, OSEA will be hosting their fifth GEDO event the same days. If you would like to showcase your projects in both provinces please contact us to make arrangements.

Participating organisations and households will organise their own individual tours and events, while OSEA and DEC will provide back office support.

Organised by DEC   Organised by OSEA
Target Participation of 25 Event Hosts   Target Participation of 175 Event Hosts
12 Communities   75 Communities
Target number of >700 participants   Target number of >10,000 participants

Event History
In 2011, the Ontario Sustainable Energy Association (OSEA) hosted the first Green Energy Field Day to promote sustainable energy and efficiency and knowledge of the Green Energy Act and the Feed-in Tariff programs. The event took place on September 24, 2011, and saw 30 OSEA member companies and organizations hosting events of varying sizes across the province. Visit wattsnext.ca for a full profile of the Field Day, or check out some photos here.

Green Energy Doors Open 2013 (GEDO13) was OSEA’s next province-wide showcase of local individual, community, public and commercial sustainable energy projects, businesses, manufacturing sites, education programs and other related initiatives. We hosted 66 events in 44 different communities, attended by over 1,000 participants. You can read our full Post-Event Report here.

OSEA has been hosting the event in Ontario since 2011. Decentralised Energy Canada launched the Alberta Green Energy Doors Open in 2014. BC and Quebec are scheduled to launch the event in 2016!.