Small modular and advanced nuclear reactors, and 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 low-carbon and renewable energy sources – a hybrid energy system (HES). Continued research is needed to help achieve Canada’s target of net-zero emissions by 2050 and 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