Clean Energy Demonstration, Innovation, and Research
Advancing the technological readiness of low-carbon hybrid energy systems
Small modular and advanced nuclear reactors, hydrogen, and fusion technologies are a few examples of the critical clean energy research and development CNL has been advancing for the future of our planet. We’re also advancing the science behind how such clean energy technologies can work together alongside other renewable energy sources – a hybrid energy system (HES). This is the type of innovation needed to help Canada achieve its target of net-zero emissions by 2050. CNL’s Clean Energy Demonstration, Innovation, and Research (CEDIR) Initiative is evolving the development of hybrid energy systems by solving the key challenges in their deployment.
The CEDIR Initiative includes:
- Conducting clean energy research to support policy and regulation development
- Performing feasibility studies to generate economic and performance data and system modelling
- Engaging with community stakeholders to seek input and gain support
- Advancing the technology readiness level (TRL) of a HES through demonstration