Marine Renewable Canada is the national association for tidal, offshore wind, wave, and river current energy, representing technology and project developers, utilities, researchers, communities, and suppliers. Since 2004, the association has worked to build the industry by advocating for supportive policies, identifying domestic and international business development opportunities, facilitating collaboration amongst its membership and broader ecosystem, and providing education and outreach. As part of its focus on developing the sector, Marine Renewables Canada is active in catalyzing opportunities for how marine renewable energy can contribute to achieving emission reductions through production of green fuels such as hydrogen, as well as displacement of diesel in remote communities and other marine industries.
Marine renewable energy projects and R&D are progressing in Canada, with several tidal energy developers approaching deployments as a next step in 2022, new partnerships to accelerate integration in remote communities, and a growing focus on how to support offshore wind development.
This 2021 Annual Report covers project and technology development; research, innovation, and demonstration; and policy, legislation, and enabling activities in Canada. It also provides an overview of Marine Renewables Canada's work to advance the sector.