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Energy Research Centre

Inside the Energy Research Centre

The Energy Research Centre (ERC) is a four-storey, 9,290 square-metre building with unique capabilities and facilities in geothermal, hydraulic, hydrogen, natural gas, nuclear, solar and wind energy technologies. The ERC officially opened in November 2011 as a result of a joint $45.4 million investment from the federal and provincial governments through the Knowledge Infrastructure Program (KIP).

The KIP has enabled leading-edge research in clean energies and technologies to flourish within the ERC. The building also features a lecture theatre, tutorials rooms, study space for students and research labs for computational simulations in various engineering disciplines, including facilities for electrical power systems and Smart Grid research.