Viable energy solutions
We design energy systems that simultaneously minimize environmental damage, promote geopolitical stability, and enable economic diversification.
Our integrated approach focuses on policies, technologies and partnerships that enable an equitable society and a low-carbon economy.
Systems —not technologies
Our research capability follows societal grand challenges.
Our system architectures aim to deliver sustainable services —not to promote the adoption of a technology or energy source.
Innovation at the interface
The first feather was not meant for flight. The first car was not a mobile telecommunications centre with large batteries.
We are working on breakthroughs at the interface of smart and interconnected energy technologies.
A city-scale testbed
We use our campus as a city-scale laboratory, and we develop partnerships to accelerate innovation.
New solutions can be tested in a risk-tolerant environment, and scaled-up to communities, cities and regions.
A global platform
We are located in Vancouver, Canada.
British Columbia's links to Washington, Oregon, and California enable a unique innovation corridor.
The region has global brand-recognition as the birthplace for Boeing, Google, and carbon taxes.
Join the energy transition
Develop evidence-based policies for clean growth
Become partners in pilot projects with economic development potential
Explore new ownership, investment and insurance models in a digital age
Co-develop breakthrough technologies for integrated systems
Deploy mid-scale installations in a low-risk demonstration site
Collaborate in breakthrough solutions for sustainable energy