October 23-25, 2023, Calgary, Alberta, BMO Center

Welcome and Opening Plenary – Exclusive launch event: CanREA’s 2050 Vision

November 17, 2021 9:00 am - 9:50 am
Hall F  

To open the 2021 ETC conference, CanREA launches its new Vision for 2050. CanREA’s Vision is a call to action, calling on Canada to dramatically accelerate the deployment of wind, solar and energy storage as the core element in a massive expansion of clean electricity production in order to meet this country’s legislated target of net-zero GHG emissions by 2050.

In this session, CanREA’s CEO Robert Hornung will present CanREA’s Vision for the future, including the role wind, solar and energy storage must play to achieve Canada’s net-zero journey, the scale of the effort required, and the actions that need to be taken immediately to drive success. Following the presentation, stakeholders representing a range of interests will discuss the relevance of CanREA’s Vision for their communities and for Canada.

Welcome Remarks
Michelle Chislett, CanREA Board Chair, Northland Power

CanREA Vision for the Future
Robert Hornung, President and CEO, Canadian Renewable Energy Association

Panel Discussion

Michelle Chislett, CanREA Board Chair, Northland Power

Dan Balaban, Chief Executive Officer, Greengate Power
Brendan Costigan, Director – Power & Utilities Investment Banking, National Bank of Canada
Patrick Taylor, Principal Program Manager, Microsoft
Tonja Leach, Executive Director, Quest
Isabelle Turcotte, Director, Federal Policy, Pembina Institute



Michelle Chislett

CanREA Board Chair and Managing Director, Canada and US Development
Northland Power

Robert Hornung

President & CEO
Canadian Renewable Energy Association

Dan Balaban

Chief Executive Officer
Greengate Power

Brendan Costigan

Director - Power & Utilities Investment Banking
National Bank of Canada

Patrick Taylor

Principal Program Manager

Tonja Leach

Executive Director

Isabelle Turcotte

Director, Federal Policy
Pembina Institute