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Finding sustainable solutions to urban energy challenges

Dr. Bala Venkatesh, PEng, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Academic Director, Centre for Urban Energy.

Dr. Bala Venkatesh, PEng, external,Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Academic Director, external,Centre for Urban Energy (CUE), specializes in electric power systems with interests in transmission and distribution systems, renewables, energy storage and smart grids. By transforming existing electricity systems to accommodate clean and renewable sources of energy, Dr. Venkatesh is leading the way towards a sustainable urban future.
Dr. Venkatesh is one of the celebrated researchers that will be working inside Ryerson University’s new external,Centre for Urban Innovation (CUI). Opening in 2018, CUI is a state-of-the-art cross-disciplinary research facility that will bring together researchers working in urban energy, infrastructure, transportation and logistics, urban water, food and nutrition and data analysis. CUI is an example of Ryerson’s ongoing commitment to excellence in research, innovation, commercialization, and city-building.
At Ryerson, we invest deeply in our researchers. We provide them with the support they need to solve relevant and real­-world problems that help our environment and our economy.