Canada has a small but growing renewable energy co-operatives (RECs) sector. To better understand the role it currently plays and could play in Canada’s energy transition, the Canadian Centre for the Study of Co-operatives, with the support of the Co-operators, conducted a census of the sector. The census collected data on everything from the amount and type of REC energy production to the size and composition of RECs boards and how many people they employed. It augmented these data with 24 semi-structured interviews to better understand the barriers and enablers to REC success.

This event presents the Census findings and recommendations on a path forward.

Speakers include:

  • Dr. Marc-André Pigeon (PhD), Director and Strategic Research Fellow, Canadian Centre for the Study of Co-operatives and Assistant Professor, Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy
  • Dr. Martin Boucher (PhD), Faculty Lecturer, Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy
  • Renata Leonhardt, PhD student, University of Victoria

When: February 24, 2022

Time: 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM (Central Standard Time)

Location: Delivered by Zoom. Please register online and a link will be emailed to you.