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a message from our academic director

Dr. Bala Venkatesh
Power Up Program - A Launchpad for Clean Energy Changemakers

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:

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 


founding sponsors

Logo - Hydro One
Logo - Ieso
Logo - Toronto Hydro

2021 partners

Celestica, Elocity, Hydro One, Mitacs, NSERC, Opus One, Tata Power, TCHC, Toronto Hydro

advisory board

Thomas Duever
Dean, Faculty of Engineering and Architectural Science, Toronto Metropolitan University

Martin Huang
Vice President, System Operations, Hydro One

Neetika Sathe
Vice President, Green Energy & Technology (GRE&T) Centre, Alectra

Matthieu Bureau
Vice President, Power Systems Canada, Schneider Electric

Steven Liss
Vice President, Research and Innovation, Toronto Metropolitan University

Thomas Timmins
Leader, Energy Sector Group, Gowling WLG

Tom Chapman
Senior Manager, Market Development and Strategy, Independent Electricity System Operator

Elias Lyberogiannis
Executive Vice President, Planning and Chief Engineering and Modernization Officer, Toronto Hydro

Bala Venkatesh
Academic Director, Centre for Urban Energy, Toronto Metropolitan University