Electricity Transformation Canada succeeds in new site

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Electricity Transformation Canada (ETC), Canada’s largest and most influential renewable energy event, was a success in its new location, Calgary, Alberta. ETC 2023 attracted more than 2,500 attendees from across North America and featured a diverse and informative lineup of keynote speakers, engaging panel discussions, multiple networking events, and cutting-edge exhibitions.

ETC 2023 attracted more than 2,500 attendees from across North America. (Courtesy: Electricity Transformation Canada)

More than 160 exhibitors populated the expo hall, which featured for the first time an Indigenous Business Pavilion with 10 Indigenous companies and organizations from across Canada, supporting Canada’s electricity transformation that will be important for many generations to come.

The conference’s educational program doubled this year, including a full roster of thought-provoking sessions about today’s utilities and ISOs, community engagement, supply chain, responsible land use, green-hydrogen potential, energy storage, unlocking corporate PPA possibilities, building Canada’s clean electricity future, behind-the-meter solar, delivering electricity through a changing grid, permitting Canada’s green transition, building Canada’s renewable energy workforce, and cross-Canada markets and policy updates.

Attendees and exhibitors were welcomed by the chair of the Board of Directors of the Canadian Energy Association (CanREA), Jason Chee-Aloy, managing director of Power Advisory LLC, and with a blessing from Doreen Bergum, Region 3 Elder of the Metis Nation of Alberta, and a welcome from the mayor of Calgary, Jyoti Gondek, followed by opening remarks from CanREA’s president and CEO, Vittoria Belissimo, and a special keynote address by the Hon. Danielle Smith, premier of Alberta.

“As the annual conference of the Canadian Renewable Energy Association, ETC’s educational program presents the latest innovations in wind energy, solar energy, and energy storage, looking even more broadly to the full transformation of the electricity sector in Canada,” Bellissimo said.

A special networking event with the Canadian Francophonie was also on the agenda, as was a launch of CanREA’s new Clean Energy Jobs Canada website, aiming to help build Canada’s renewable energy future.

“Electricity Transformation Canada continues to be a tremendous success,” said Stephen Miner, president and CEO, RE+ Events. “Together, with our partners, we were once again able to deliver an outstanding event that has been valuable to the market in Alberta, as well as Canada as a whole. We look forward to returning next year.”

Electricity Transformation Canada 2024 will be October 21-23, in Calgary, Alberta.

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