August 29, 2016
Doors open to Oxford’s green energy systems
Oxford taking part in Green Energy Doors Open 2016 with Renewable Energy Gateway bus tour
Green energy is growing in Oxford County and the public will have a chance to experience some of the County’s leading green energy technologies at Green Energy Doors Open 2016.
For this year’s Green Energy Doors Open event, Oxford County, Future Oxford, Smart Energy Oxford and the Oxford Community Energy Cooperative are partnering to present the Oxford County Renewable Energy Gateway, a guided bus tour of four local renewable energy technologies. The tour features solar photovoltaic (PV), biofuel, wind and electric vehicle (EV) charging.
Bus tours will run hourly on Saturday, September 10, 2016, departing from the Tesla Super Charger stations at the Quality Inn Hotel and Suites. Tours begin at 9:00 a.m. and will continue with the last bus returning at 7:00 p.m. The circuit takes approximately 25 minutes.
The featured locations are:
- Electric vehicle charging: Telsa Super Chargers, Quality Inn Hotel & Suites, 55 Bruin Blvd., Woodstock
- Solar PV: Nature Farm, 593806 Oxford Rd. 59, Burgessville
- Biogas: Oxford Cattle Company, 445348 Gunn’s Hills Rd., Woodstock
- Wind farm: Gunn’s Hill, Senvion 2 MW turbine 1 location, Firehall Rd., Woodstock
The Gunn’s Hill location will also feature a large display on green energy technology and food and entertainment.
The Oxford County Renewable Energy Gateway is a group effort involving Oxford County, Future Oxford, Smart Energy Oxford, Oxford Community Energy Cooperative, Prowind Canada, Senvion, Faromor Ltd., Rural Green Energy, the Ontario Sustainable Energy Association, and Green Energy Doors Open.
Green Energy Doors Open is a province-wide, year-round communication campaign and educational showcase of sustainable energy projects. It is free to participate in as a host and to attend. Spearheaded by the Ontario Sustainable Energy Association, Green Energy Doors Open is an opportunity to celebrate established sustainable energy systems and inspire the development and adoption of new ones. This year’s initiative looks to expand on the successes of previous years, with targets of 170 event hosts in 80 communities drawing over 7,000 attendees.
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About Oxford County
Located in the heart of southwestern Ontario, Oxford County has a population of approximately 109,000 people across eight municipalities that are “growing stronger together” through a partnership-oriented, two-tier municipal government incorporated as the County of Oxford. One of Ontario’s richest areas for farmland, Oxford County also boasts a rapidly expanding commercial and industrial sector that is bolstered by its choice location at the crossing of Highways 401 and 403. The County is home to a thriving local arts, culture and culinary community, as well as conservation parks, natural areas and more than 100 kilometres of scenic trails. The Oxford County Administration Building is located in Woodstock. Visit www.oxfordcounty.ca or follow our social media sites at www.oxfordcounty.ca/social. Oxford County’s Strategic Plan is at oxfordcounty.ca/strategicplan.
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