Ryerson University announces the creation of CUE with $7 million in support from our founding sponsors: Hydro One, the Ontario Power Authority (now part of the IESO) and Toronto Hydro.
CUE opens its doors at 147 Dalhousie St. for the first time. Professor Bala Venkatesh is appointed as the centre’s academic director. Sixteen industry-driven research projects led by Ryerson faculty get underway. CUE also establishes a partnership with Anna University in Chennai, India to develop a joint centre for research and collaboration in urban energy.
CUE develops the Postgraduate Certificate in Energy Management and Innovation with Ryerson’s G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education to help address the projected shortage of workers in the electricity industry. CUE launches the iCUE (now Clean Energy Zone), Canada’s first business incubator and accelerator devoted to energy-focused startups.
The Ontario Ministry of Energy and Schneider Electric announce funding to build a smart grid laboratory at CUE, the first of its kind in a university setting anywhere in Canada.
In the aftermath of the December 2013ice storm, CUE holds a roundtable discussion and releases a major report on lessons from the event, including recommendations on how utilities, policy makers and communities can prepare for extreme weather events in the future.
NSERC awards CUE with a grant worth close to $5 million over five years to create a research network focused on energy storage.
CUE launches a Professional Master’s Diploma (PMDip) in Energy and Innovation intended to provide participants with the knowledge and skills required to function in the fast-growing and rapidly changing Canadian energy sector.