Member Categories

The Canadian Renewable Energy Association represents companies across the wind energy, solar energy and energy storage industries, and an increasing number of companies whose operations encompass more than one of those technologies.

To maximize the effectiveness of engagement and advocacy, we divide our members into two broad categories: those whose activities primarily take place in front of the meter (FTM), and those whose activities primarily take place behind the meter (BTM).

Within each member category, you then choose the membership level that lines up with the investment you want to make, the benefits and services you need, and the level of engagement you want to have with your association.

Members active on both sides of the meter will choose a membership category based on a company’s primary focus of business. But they can participate in both FTM and BTM caucuses and working groups, consistent with the eligibility associated with their membership level.

Front-of-the-Meter

Members whose products or services are provided either directly to a grid operator or to customers located elsewhere on the grid, and that are connected to an electricity transmission or distribution system.

  • Industry Leader – $60,000
  • Champion – $35,000
  • Advocate – $12,500
  • Associate – $4,000
  • Collaborator – $1,000

Behind-the-Meter

Members whose products or services are provided directly to an electricity consumer, and are physically connected to that consumer’s electricity infrastructure.

  • Champion – $25,000
  • Advocate – $12,500
  • Associate – $4,000
  • Collaborator – $1,000

Take a look at the comprehensive table of benefits and services by member category and level.