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The Centre for Urban Energy hosts and facilitates roundtables to support industry and identify research, technology and/or policy gaps. CUE assists industry stakeholders in bridging some of these identified gaps in the sector through an informed, innovation-focused dialogue, and in a proactive and rational manner.

If you would like to initiate or participate in a roundtable discussion, please contact Bala Venkatesh (opens in new window) , CUE's academic director.


Canada and Brazil: Research opportunities in clean energy

July 26, 2018

More than 20 officials from Toronto Metropolitan University (formerly Ryerson), Canadian scientific research councils and the Brazilian government came together to discuss societal barriers to the implementation of renewables and energy storage and to affirm the importance of international collaboration. 

The ice storm: Extreme weather and urban energy

Feb. 11, 2014

This roundtable brought together the key players to discuss the December 2013 ice storm, extreme weather and its impact on urban energy: What worked, what didn't and how do we prepare for the next time?

LDC asset renewal series

February 2014

Six roundtables, chaired by past President and Chief Executive Officer of the Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO), focused on the impact of new technology, the challenge of climate change, maintaining system reliability, asset management, and the role of the government and the regulator as the distribution sector in Ontario undergoes a period of rebuilding and transformation. 

Innovation and the energy regulator

June 26, 2013

The roundtable included industry experts from gas and electric utilities, regulators, the private sector, consumer advocacy groups and academia.

Perspectives on energy research and development

Jan. 17, 2013

Aligning our investment: This is an exciting and timely dialogue with industry leaders in research and development in Ontario's energy sector including regulators, utilities, the private sector and academic researchers.

Making meters smarter

Oct. 25, 2012

To continue the evolving dialogue of the electricity market and prices, the third roundtable examines the role of smart meters and its effect on customer and market behaviour.

Customer solutions to manage energy bills

July 26, 2012

Do consumers have the power to manage their bills?

Electricity prices: How will consumers manage?

June 4, 2012

The investment required to maintain a reliable, affordable and sustainable energy system is going to cost money, which in these economic times is in scarce supply.