Canadian Renewable Energy Association set to form

Move promises new national voice for the wind, solar and energy storage industries

Two of Canada’s leading green energy organizations are merging to form a single association.

The Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) and the Canadian Solar Industries Association (CanSIA) are set to become Canadian Renewable Energy Association, effective July 1. The new group will be headed by Robert Hornung, the long-standing president of CanWEA.

As the founding president and CEO of the Canadian Renewable Energy Association, Hornung will lead the member-based association in stakeholder advocacy and public engagement focused on ensuring that renewable energy and energy storage play a central role in transforming Canada’s energy mix during this period of historical global transformation, the new group said in a release.

The corporate office will be in Ottawa, giving the group ready access to policy-makers, augmented by regional presence in jurisdictions across the country.

The association will “work to create conditions for a modern energy system that makes significant and positive contributions to Canada’s economy and clean energy future,” the release read.

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