Media invited to attend State of Renewables Market addressBusiness Renewables Centre Canada inaugural all members event October 17

Oct. 16, 2019

CALGARY — This Thursday Business Renewables Centre Canada (BRC Canada) will hold its inaugural all member event. The event is the first of its kind for corporate energy users (buyers) to learn more about renewable energy procurement in Canada and network with other buyers and renewable energy suppliers (developers and intermediaries). Corporate and institutional renewable energy procurement is already a strong economic driver in the U.S. and is rapidly developing in Canada.  

Leading national and international brands such as Amazon, Cargill, Maple Leaf Foods, RBC, and others, along with pipeline and oil and gas companies will be among over 30 organizations participating in this launch event along with renewable energy project developers and intermediaries. Sara Hastings-Simon, founding director of BRC Canada, will be giving the keynote address, “The State of the Market”, on why Alberta is poised for rapid growth in corporate procurement, followed by lessons learned from the recently announced Rattlesnake Ridge 117 MW wind project outside Medicine Hat. 

Date: Thursday, October 17
Time: 9:00 a.m. start for the keynote address, “The State of the Market”, followed by lessons learned from the recent Rattlesnake Ridge 117 MW wind project. Media are invited to arrive after 8:30 a.m. 
Location:  Residence Inn by Marriott downtown/beltline (610 10th Avenue SW, Calgary). 

Spokespeople available:

  • Mark Porter, Renewable Energy Buyers Alliance (U.S.)
  • Sara Hastings Simon, founding director of Business Renewables Centre Canada
  • Julia-Maria Becker, director of Business Renewables Centre Canada

 Please RSVP with your attendance. 




Kurt Archer
Communications Lead | Pembina Institute & Business Renewables Centre Canada
c: 587-585-4522 | | @yyckurt
219 19th Street NW, Calgary, AB T2N 2H9


For further background on corporate renewable procurement in Alberta, take a look at our recent blog post: Corporate renewables buyers have their eyes on Alberta

 About the Business Renewables Centre Canada

BRC Canada is a modern marketplace where business can learn how to source renewable energy directly from developers. Building on the successful experience of the Business Renewable Centre U.S., where over 95% of deals involve BRC members, BRC Canada is a non-profit initiative seeking to catalyze the market for non-utility procurement in Canada to grow renewable energy development in the country.


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