IBEW Local 586
1178 Rainbow Street
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
K1J 6X7
Tel: (613)-741-5664
Fax: (613)-741-4789



What we're all about as a union...Fairness, Equality, Pride."

Bert Olmstead, Journeyman,
Local 586, Ottawa

It's a win-win situation."

Bob Sanscartier. Contractor,
Bolton Electric, Ottawa

Everybody's treated the same, everybody's treated equal."

Kurt Metz, Dispatcher
Local 586, Ottawa

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Solar Power

Solar PanelsIBEW Local 586 Ottawa plays an important role in the development and implementation of alternative energy facilities in Ontario. Members of our workforce are educated in specialized solar power electrical training to meet the growing demand of the solar power construction industry.

Currently, IBEW Local 586 Ottawa is taking part in several solar power projects. We provide ongoing consultation to the solar power industry, including the Arnprior Solar Project.

Arnprior Solar Project

IBEW Local 586 members have taken part in the construction of a new solar power facility on 200 acres of farmland outside of Arnprior, Ontario. The Arnprior solar power farm incorporates state-of-the-art solar power technology, and will set the standard for solar power plants in Canada.

IBEW Local 586 Ottawa was asked to partner with the project to help fulfill the need for experienced solar technicians. We have helped fill some of the 150 construction jobs needed to successfully complete the project.

At peak capacity, the 312,000 solar panels will power up to 7,000 homes in the area. The Arnprior Solar Project is one of five solar power projects designated for construction in Eastern Ontario. As a key partner in the planning and construction of these sites, IBEW Local 586 Ottawa is proud to provide exclusive opportunities to it’s workforce to help establish Ontario as a world leader in solar energy.

For more information on the Arnprior Solar Project, read some of the articles found in the Ottawa Sun or Ottawa Citizen.
To learn more about IBEW’s alternate energy training, please visit our Training section.

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