Centre for Urban Energy (CUE)
The Centre for Urban Energy (CUE) is a unique research and technology demonstration centre devoted to the discovery and commercialization of innovative, practical solutions to urban energy issues.
CUE brings together industries, government and top researchers from across Canada and around the world to undertake collaborative, multi-disciplinary research on the issues of urban energy. CUE combines the perspectives of engineering, science, environment, business, social science, public policy, law and infrastructure management to tackle the issues facing large cities today.
Since the Centre's creation in 2010, its researchers have enhanced smart grid communications, helped a major energy provider reduce its carbon footprint, developed models for net-zero homes that pay their owners, helped Toronto prepare for the electric car era, and developed a system to harness, store and control wind power.
The Faculty of Engineering and Architectural Science is thrilled to house this groundbreaking research centre, and to support CUE's objective of developing innovative, next-generation solutions to keep cities powered now and for many years to come.