The Canadian Renewable Energy Association (CanREA) is welcoming a new Operations Program Director, Mathieu (Matt) Côté.

Côté is leading the National Operations Caucus, as well as all related committees and working groups focused on business and technical issues, such as asset management, site operations, health and safety, workforce development, construction, installation and decommissioning.

“I am ecstatic to return to the Canadian renewables industry by joining the CanREA team,” he said. “Getting Canada to net-zero is the biggest issue of our lifetime, and to be able to move the needle on this challenge at a national level is incredibly fulfilling.”

Côté comes to CanREA with 10 years of industry experience, having worked for a wind, solar and hydrogen developer in France in a business development role, as well for a major OEM in Quebec, Nova Scotia and the United Kingdom in customer relations and managing director roles.

CanREA’s new Operations Program Director, Matt Côté.

He started his career commissioning the MAPLE Nuclear reactors in Ontario, designed to produce medical isotopes. He holds a B.Sc. in Physics from Dalhousie University. Matt is a proudly bilingual Franco-Ontarian, originally from Northern Ontario and now based in Montreal.

He replaces Phil McKay, CanREA’s long-serving senior director of operations, who has been promoted to a new role as senior director of CanREA’s Electricity Transition Hub.

For further information, consult the CanREA team page.

Environment Journal recently hosted an #EnviroExchange webinar featuring CanREA’s president and CEO, Robert Hornung. Watch the full webinar here:


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