About Us

We are an Ontario-based energy co-operative focused on being the first choice for agricultural producers/processors seeking energy strategies and solutions. We exist as a co-operative to meet the energy needs of our members recognizing that cost is of the utmost importance. We do this by purchasing energy commodity on the wholesale market to pass energy savings on to you. We represent you and liaison with your utility, ensuring seamless energy for your business.

Energy Explained

About Us

We are an Ontario-based energy co-operative focused on being the first choice for agricultural producers/processors seeking energy strategies and solutions. We exist as a co-operative to meet the energy needs of our members recognizing that cost is of the utmost importance. We do this by purchasing energy commodity on the wholesale market to pass energy savings on to you. We represent you and liaison with your utility, ensuring seamless energy for your business.

Energy Explained

What is a Co-operative?

Under the co-operative business model, members own the organization and vote on how services will be offered. All directors are elected by the membership; ensuring member needs are prominent in the delivery of our mission and vision.

Securing the services of a co-operative does not give you any liability. We are a normal business entity held responsible to the Co-op Act, standard business practices, and FISRA scrutiny.

Our Values

I’m Not a Member, Why Would I Benefit from Working With a Co-operative?

Co-operatives can offer more stability than some traditional business structures (like sole proprietorship) which are more likely to sell their business or fail. AEC has remained a skilled energy marketer since its founding in 1988, much longer than most energy companies in Ontario. As a part of our bylaws, we regularly conduct external finance and risk audits that go above and beyond industry expectations for a company of our size.

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Meet Our Team

  • Michelle Vieira - CEO & Director of Sales

Michelle Vieira
CEO & Director of Sales

With approximately 25 years in the North American energy market, Michelle brings strong leadership to the Ag Energy Co-operative Ltd. team. She is motivated to provide customers with value and transparency in all interactions fostering strong relationships. Michelle offers vast experience with a strong background in customer relations and sales, strategic planning, regulatory affairs, and operations oversight. Michelle has deep knowledge regarding counter-party relations and processes, and energy strategy optimization as it pertains to LCD efforts.

  • Thomas Bellissimo - Inside Sales

Thomas Bellissimo
Inside Sales

Thomas is the newest member of the Ag Energy team, with his significant experience in communication and logistical coordination he was prepared to dive into a customer care role. Thomas has worked with Ag Energy for over a year. During this time, he has transitioned from a promising rookie to skillfully managing 27.5 million m³ of gas and 127 million kWh of electricity. Thomas provides pricing and market updates daily, weekly, and monthly to over 300 members and customers. While ensuring that these same members and customers have the service support that they require. Over the last year, Thomas has played a role in adding, extending, and renewing 14 million m³ of natural gas and 37.9 million kWh of electricity.