Media advisory: Accreditation available for the largest wind, solar and energy storage operations event in Canada, January 26-27

What: The Canadian Renewable Energy Association (CanREA) presents its inaugural Operations Summit, the largest event in Canada fully dedicated to the operation and maintenance of wind, solar and energy storage sites. #CanREAOpSummit

When: January 26-27, 2021

Where: Virtual (connection details available to media upon request)

Who:  More than 250 industry movers and shakers are expected to attend this event organized by the Canadian Renewable Energy Association, Canada’s voice for wind energy, solar energy and energy storage. Speakers include leading industry experts and Mollie Johnson (Assistant Deputy Minister, Low Carbon Energy Sector, Natural Resources Canada).

Selected highlights:

Tales from 2020: The Year in Review: Wind and solar operators will share unique stories on how they navigated 2020.

Operations Outlook: What’s in Store for the Rest of the 2020s: Industry experts will provide up-to-date analysis on O&M trends in Canada over the coming years, in light of 2020’s impacts.

Critical Infrastructure Protection: Mollie Johnson (Assistant Deputy Minister, Low Carbon Energy Sector, Natural Resources Canada) will speak to specific threats, actors and opportunities, and how Canada is responding to support our national electricity-system infrastructure.

A Conversation About Emerging Clean Tech Innovation: Tyler Hamilton (Director, Ecosystem Development, MaRS Discovery District) and Tom Rand (Co-Founder & Managing Partner, ArcTern Ventures) will share insights on climate action and what inspires them to champion new ideas.

And much more! The full program is available here: https://renewablesassociation.ca/event/canrea-operations-summit/

Media: For a media accreditation pass and connection instructions, please send a request identifying your media outlet and primary area of interest. For advance interviews with Phil McKay (Sr Director, Operations), please contact Anastasia Smolentseva, Communications Manager, at [email protected].

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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.

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For more information or for interview opportunities, please contact:

Bridget Wayland, Director of Communications

Canadian Renewable Energy Association

613-227-5378

[email protected]