Forming, managing and promoting your renewable energy co-operative.
A dynamic group, we learned the principles behind the internal structure of the co-op, including building the steering committee and the board of directors, and the role of members.
Shane Mulligan,(Community Power Consultant; Project Manager for LIFE Co-op; President of Community Renewable Energy Waterloo) lead this part of the workshop.
Shane had participants create a mock board of Directors- which was really useful as we discussed what were some of the qualities that make for a director.
Graham Flint, HHEAT Specialist talked about how to sustain your community power Co-op, how to devise a marketing plan for your co-op and maintaining your co-op’s momentum and progress over time.