2019 was significant for the marine renewable energy sector in Canada – a comeback year in many ways with industry perseverance paying off. In Nova Scotia, we are seeing the most activity to date with new entrants and projects. cross the country there has been continued interest in marine renewable energy solutions for remote and coastal communities, which is well aligned with the motivation to displace the use of diesel. Along with domestic opportunity, Marine Renewables Canada’s members have also been actively pursuing and engaging in the international market – establishing partnerships and collaborations that will also benefit the growth of Canada’s sector.
Over the course of 2019, Marine Renewables Canada led a number of advocacy, engagement, and trade activities to support its membership and advance the sector. As a more recent part of the mandate, offshore wind energy studies, trade missions, and workshops were carried out in an effort to progress our strategy and ensure that Canada has a place in the growing global offshore wind energy sector.
The 2019 Annual Report summarizes industry activity and initiatives led by Marine Renewables Canada.