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NESTNet accomplished its stated goals and objectives in 2021 and is now completed. On behalf of Neetika Sathe, Board of Directors Chair, and Dr. Bala Venkatesh, Network Director, thank you to all members for your participation in NESTNet.

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Toronto Metropolitan University (through its Centre for Urban Energy) and the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) are proud to lead a five-year, $5 million pan-Canadian network of 15 universities and 26 industry and government partners focused on the future of energy storage — an essential technology in the global transition to clean energy.

The NSERC Energy Storage Technology Network (NESTNet) collaboratively explores many different types of energy storage, including flywheels, lithium-ion batteries and compressed air, while determining how best to integrate these technologies into electricity grids. In addition, researchers consider the implications arising from the increasing adoption of energy storage and how consumers will perceive, adopt and interact with these technologies. By partnering with the private sector, NESTNet enables directed progress — without duplication of efforts — towards a strong domestic energy storage industry that is also competitive in the global marketplace.