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  • World-class urban energy researchers, technologies and facilities
  • Multidisciplinary collaborations under one roof
  • Integration of research and commercialization
  • Research and cost-effective testing for real-world applications
  • Objective, academically driven innovation
  • Evidence-driven approach to big-picture issues
  • Sustained commitment to supporting incubation and entrepreneurship

As a hub for research, collaboration and innovation, CUE brings together industry, government and top researchers to explore today’s most pressing urban energy challenges. The work done by CUE is critical to long-term sustainability of our cities and major centres. I am very proud of the work done by our researchers and the positive impact they are making on the future of our province and country.

Mohamed Lachemi, President and Vice-Chancellor, Toronto Metropolitan University

Addressing your needs


  • Have a pressing energy problem to solve
  • Need access to pioneering research and innovative development
  • Have a grid-scale prototype or project to test under real-world conditions
  • Want customized energy education for professional development
  • Would like to sponsor research, mentor a student or support awards


  • Has world-class researchers with urban-energy expertise
  • Collaborates across disciplines and industries to develop energy solutions

  • Merges research, innovation and commercialization
  • Is nonpartisan, objective and evidence-based
  • Generates and demonstrates real-world impact

How our model applies to different stakeholders

Industries benefit from a pool of highly qualified personnel.

Utilities benefit from access to cost-effective research, testing and innovation.

Governments benefit from policy and technical implementation, white papers, reports and a vision for whole energy systems.

Students benefit from working and/or training directly with industry partners.

Society benefits from efficient, accessible electricity and a cleaner environment.

Hydro One is committed to energizing life in Ontario by ensuring clean, safe and reliable power is available for customers now and into the future. We are proud to support the work being done to advance Distributed Energy Resources (DERs). The development of new technologies will help support our operations today and into the future as we plan for our clean energy future.

Spencer Gill, Vice-President, Planning, Hydro One


736 m2 (7,922 ft2)

6 labs including the Schneider Electric Smart Grid Lab

TEDS showcase

Researchers discussing work at a laptop

SRC commitments

  • Increase international student enrolment
  • Continue to engage students
  • Continue to create global connections
  • Push towards equitable energy research using an interdisciplinary approach
  • Promote integration of EDI-related considerations in research practices and team formation
  • Foster an equitable, inclusive and accessible research work environment for team members