In March 2021, Germany and Canada established the Canada-Germany Energy Partnership. The Renewables Academy (RENAC) AG, together with adelphi and the Canadian German Chamber of Industry and Commerce, supports the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK) in implementing the energy cooperation. The bilateral activities within this framework are coordinated by the German Secretariat of the Energy Partnership with Canada in Toronto. The focal points of the energy cooperation currently include hydrogen, structural change, the integration of renewable energy, power system resilience, energy efficiency, and sector coupling.
As part of this consortium, RENAC organises delegation trips for Canadian stakeholders and delegates to Germany. The delegation trips take place as in-person events in Berlin and surrounding cities in Germany as well as dynamic multiday, virtual events.
In April 2022, RENAC organised a virtual delegation trip for Canadian stakeholders to meet with experts from Germany to discuss hydrogen. Hydrogen was identified as a key topic for the transatlantic dialogue and resulted in the establishment of the Canada-Germany Hydrogen Alliance on 23 August 2022.