CBC News: Amazon unveils plan for major solar power project in southern Alberta

April 19, 2021

Project to produce more than 195,000 megawatt-hours of renewable energy

"Amazon's announcement … is the largest known solar virtual power purchase agreement in Canada. This transaction expands Amazon's leadership as a corporate buyer of renewable energy into Canada and is further evidence of the growth and viability of the Canadian renewables market," said Rebecca Nadel, director of the Business Renewables Centre, which is part of the Pembina Institute. 

CBC News: Could selling renewable energy be Alberta's next big thing?

October 17, 2019

Sara Hastings-Simon, director of the Pembina's Business Renewables Centre, says this is part of a trend. 

"We're talking about the practice of corporate institutions purchasing renewables to meet their own electricity demand. And this is a really well-established driver for renewable energy development in the U.S.," she said. "You may be hearing headlines like Google, Apple and others that are buying renewables and we're helping to bring this practice to Canada."

Calgary Herald: Renewables marketplace looking to take off in Alberta

October 17, 2019

At a first-of-its-kind event in Calgary on Thursday, the members of Business Renewables Centre Canada gathered to discuss opportunities related to corporate renewable energy procurement. A non-profit initiative founded by The Pembina Institute and modelled on a successful U.S. program, BRC-Canada aims to spur the growth of the renewables sector by serving as a modern marketplace where businesses can learn how to source green electricity directly from developers.