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OSEA Board member takes new postion at Centre for Urban Energy
Robert Hellier, Vice-Chair and Director on OSEA's board, has just announced he will be taking a new position as manager for the Centre for Urban Energy (CUE) at Ryerson University, starting May 2nd.
The CUE (http://www.cue.ryerson.ca/cue/home.html) is an initiative by Ryerson's Faculty of Engineering & Architectural Sciences (FEAS) and has been only in existence for about 6 months. But it is well resourced, with approximately $7.5M in start-up funding from founding industry partners Toronto Hydro, Hydro One Networks and the Ontario Power Authority. The CUE will essentially be a major research asset of these organisations, tackling the engineering and interdisciplinary issues that need to be addressed in the province's transition to a low carbon, distributed energy system.
To enable these research activites the centre will be housed in a 7000 sq ft facility on Church St. comprising a number of offices for administrators, research faculty and fellows, a conference room, 4 large labs with 40 workbenches, DC and AC electrical supplies for energy system protoyping and simulation, as well as a 16 station computer lab. This facility should be completed in mid-late May and will house 14 research projects that are already underway, with many more to come.
The CUE recognizes the emphasis of the founding partners on R&D in the electricity sector, on generation, transmission and distribution challenges and opportunities as they relate to urban contexts. The centre's goal, however is to broaden its partnerships and scope to the thermal sector, to transportation, energy efficiency and conservation. In this respect Robert looks forward to discovering ways in which the CUE and OSEA can support each other in defining and realizing a 100% sustainable energy future for the province. OSEA wishes Robert all the best in this exciting new endeavour.
Last Updated: Tuesday, April 26, 2011 at 4:24:31 PM