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Renewable energy

Supporting a greater adoption of renewable energy technologies through collaboration and information dissemination

Our areas of focus

CanmetENERGY Ottawa’s Renewable Energy research and development (R&D) program focuses on grid integration and resource assessment. Our R&D involves collecting various types of data, analyzing and compiling it, and making it available to stakeholders, thereby supporting and informing technical, financial, and deployment decisions. Currently, we are focused on:

  • grid integration: increasing the understanding and acceptance of various renewables as sources of ancillary services on the grid, in partnership with utilities, industry, and technology developers
  • resource assessment: developing improved renewable energy (solar, wind, river hydrokinetic) resource datasets for the Canadian north and south

Renewable energy projects at CanmetENERGY in Ottawa

To address our focus areas, we are currently involved in the following projects:

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New Canadian solar resource database available on Federal Geospatial Platform

CanmetENERGY Ottawa and partners have initiated the Canadian Solar Resource and Engineering Climate Database with publication of Canadian Weather Energy and Engineering Datasets (CWEEDS) and Canadian Weather Year for Energy Calculation (CWEC). Users can search for and download weather design input files directly from an interactive map of 564 locations across Canada.

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