a message from our academic director
As we embark on our second decade of working towards an equitable and inclusive carbon-free energy future, we’ve set ambitious new energy goals, including several that address Canada’s commitment to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050.
Here are just a few activities that align with our strategy:
Transform TO, external link, opens in new window – With our project partners and the university, we will support the city’s plan to achieve net-zero emissions in Toronto by 2040, a full decade ahead of the national plan.
PDF fileCanada’s Hydrogen St, external link, opens in new windowPDF file, external link, opens in new windowPDF filerategy, external link, opens in new window and Ontario’s Hydrogen Strategy, external link, opens in new window – Hydrogen is included as one of our research focus areas to promote further greening in the energy sector.
The Power Up Program, opens in new window – This new initiative is designed to help students and early-stage entrepreneurs develop a deeper understanding of global challenges and real-life issues facing the energy sectors.
Our efforts continue to gain international recognition and support and will be increasingly interdisciplinary as we look at problems from various angles and seek solutions that are engineering-based and informed by assessments of user-focused data, social impacts and equity implications.
As with all new beginnings, the past is prologue. I’m excited to see how, together with our partners, we build on the successes of our first decade and pursue our vision for CUE in the years ahead.
– Bala Venkatesh
Celestica, Elocity, Hydro One, Mitacs, NSERC, Opus One, Tata Power, TCHC, Toronto Hydro
Dean, Faculty of Engineering and Architectural Science, Toronto Metropolitan University
Vice President, System Operations, Hydro One
Vice President, Green Energy & Technology (GRE&T) Centre, Alectra
Vice President, Power Systems Canada, Schneider Electric
Vice President, Research and Innovation, Toronto Metropolitan University
Leader, Energy Sector Group, Gowling WLG
Senior Manager, Market Development and Strategy, Independent Electricity System Operator
Executive Vice President, Planning and Chief Engineering and Modernization Officer, Toronto Hydro
Academic Director, Centre for Urban Energy, Toronto Metropolitan University