Office of Energy Research and Development Programs
Current initiatives are delivering high-quality research, development and demonstration (RD&D) projects for Canadians
Over $70 million per year
OERD’s flagship on-going program is funding energy RD&D projects that aim to reduce GHG emissions by 4.25 Mt/year by 2030 while increasing competitiveness, affordability and reliability in Canada’s energy sector.
- Up to $319 million over 7 years for CCUS RD&D to advance the commercial viability of CCUS technologies in three focus areas: capture, storage and transportation, and utilization.
- Up to $47 million over 3 years to support key Smart Grid technology, market and regulatory innovations that address barriers in order to scale pilot projects into grid-wide deployments.
$42.4 million over 8 years
Projects are demonstrating innovative building technologies through deep-energy retrofits and the construction of new buildings.
$76.1 million over 6 years
Demonstration projects are addressing technological gaps and barriers to the introduction of electric vehicles, such as cost, safety, charging speed and function in very cold climates.
$135.7 million over 10 years
Demonstration projects are reducing reliance on diesel fuel in Canada’s rural and remote communities, primarily indigenous communities, by supporting a transition to more sustainable energy solutions.
Up to $50 million per year
Together, the Program of Energy Research and Development and the internal component of the Energy Innovation Program fund energy-related RD&D activities undertaken in federal departments and agencies.
Up to $10 million over 3 years
The Oil Spill Response Challenge, with its two streams, will spark new ideas and engage diverse perspectives to spur the development of innovative and rapidly deployable solutions that improve oil spill response in diverse Canadian aquatic environments.
Up to $35.5 million over 5 years
Building from the Energiespring model, the Greener Neighbourhoods Pilot Program (GNPP) aims to validate the benefits and business cases of aggregated deep energy retrofits approaches in up to six community housing neighbourhoods in Canada.
Recently completed Programs. All funding under these programs has been allocated and projects continue to report on progress and achievements.
$155 million over 4 years ended March 31, 2022
Projects addressed pressing environmental challenges and economic opportunities in Canada’s energy, mines and forestry sectors, for an expected GHG reduction of 0.3 to 0.7 Mt/year by 2026.
$75 million over 4 years ended March 31, 2022
Under six Clean Tech Challenges, innovators unlocked breakthrough solutions to complex and persistent problems in developing clean technology.
$100 million over 5 years ended March 31, 2023
Funding utility-led projects are reducing GHG emissions, better utilizing existing electricity assets and fostering innovation and clean jobs by demonstrating smart grid technologies and integrated systems.
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