MEDIA ADVISORY: Accreditation available for CanREA’s Operations Summit: Summer Spotlight on June 22

Who: Media are invited to cover a special event organized by the Canadian Renewable Energy Association (CanREA), Canada’s voice for wind energy, solar energy and energy storage. The Operations Summit: Summer Spotlight will bring together prominent operations and management (O&M) specialists from across Canada and around the world, including Astrid Atkinson (Camus Energy’s CEO/Co-Founder), Nigel Bosworth (Pointsource Processing’s CEO),Chris Henderson (Indigenous Clean Energy’s ED), Michele Mihelic (American Clean Power Association’s Sr. Dir., Policy and Regulatory Affairs), Kunal Phalpher (Li-Cycle’s CCO), and many more expert speakers.

What: CanREA presents a fun, summer edition of the CanREA Operations Summit, the largest event of its kind in Canada. The program will focus on flexibility by design, because renewable-energy technologies are evolving so rapidly that being flexible is not just an option, but a necessity. Topics will include how a flexible mindset can bring both reconciliation and benefits to developers, operators and Indigenous communities, as well as grid flexibility, operational flexibility for extreme climates, design flexibility, new engineering, software and hardware solutions, circularity and sustainability, and much more. The full program is available here: https://renewablesassociation.ca/event/operations-summit-summer-spotlight/

When:             June 22, from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. (ET)
Where:            Virtual, using the SwapCard platform. Media passes available upon request.

Why: The operations sector is at the leading edge of Canada’s clean-energy transition, blazing a trail for the rapid adoption of new ideas and demonstrating a whole new level of adaptability and innovation to ensure the safe, reliable and effective operation of renewable-energy sites.

Media passes: For a media pass and connection instructions, please send a request identifying your media outlet and primary area of interest to Bridget Wayland, Communications Director, at [email protected]. Advance interviews with event organizer Phil McKay (CanREA’s Sr. Dir. of Operations) or Robert Hornung (CanREA’s President/CEO) are also available.

About the Canadian Renewable Energy Association (CanREA)

The Canadian Renewable Energy Association is the voice for wind energy, solar energy and energy storage solutions that will power Canada’s energy future. We work to create the conditions for a modern energy system through stakeholder advocacy and public engagement. Our diverse members are uniquely positioned to deliver clean, low-cost, reliable, flexible and scalable solutions for Canada’s energy needs. Our vision is to ensure wind energy, solar energy and energy storage play a central role in transforming Canada’s energy mix. Learn more at renewablesassociation.ca. Follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn. Subscribe to our newsletter here. Become a member here.

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