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About Us

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Our vision

CUE was created to be a world-class research and innovation centre dedicated to solving our most pressing urban energy challenges.                                                   

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Our model

CUE is an academic-industry partnership established to explore, develop and commercialize sustainable, innovative, cost-effective and practical clean energy solutions and technologies.

Our three pillars

Research, testing and consulting

Projects and reports are often completed in collaboration with — or sponsored by — government and industry partners.

Testing of products or prototypes takes place at a world-class university, using state-of-the-art equipment.

Consulting projects draw on our capacity for multidisciplinary collaborations between industry professionals and academic researchers, as well as access to our unique lab spaces.


Professional development is offered through a formalized curriculum and an executive education seminar series.


As part of TMU’s Zone Learning ecosystem and housed in CUE, CEZ is a startup incubator focused on fostering innovative ideas and businesses in the clean and sustainable energy sector.

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Focus areas

CUE’s focus areas are climate change, microgrids, demand management, efficiency, electricity planning, hydrogen, conservation, electric vehicles, net zero buildings, policy and regulation, renewables, smart grids, storage, transmission and distribution, and transactive energy.


CUE combines the perspectives of engineering, science, environmental studies, business, social sciences, public policy, law and infrastructure management.