The Government of Canada has announced an investment of nearly CAD$5 million (£3.1m) to establish a hub to help realise a decarbonised energy system for the country.
The new Energy Modelling Hub will create a network of energy and electricity modellers, policymakers and other experts to guide the transformation of complex energy systems to provide evidence-based insights and made-in-Canada solutions.
It is expected to help bridge the gap between data and policy, ensuring modelling activities inform the response to the most pressing energy policy questions.
The investment is being provided to the the Institut de l’énergie Trottier at Polytechnique Montréal and its partner organisations, the Institute for Integrated Energy Systems at the University of Victoria and the School of Public Policy at the University of Calgary for the four-year project.
Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Natural Resources said: “Canada is committed to supporting the energy transition needed to reach Canada’s climate goals by investing in clean energy technology projects that will lower emissions and increase our competitiveness.
“This Energy Modelling Hub will be key to charting an effective pathway to a decarbonised energy system that will lead us closer to our net zero goals.”