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With support from the Ontario government, Ryerson University's Centre for Urban Energy will build a smart grid laboratory. The new laboratory will serve has a hub for researchers and will provide a collaborative facility for testing and demonstrating smart grid ideas and products for Ontario institutions.

According to the Ontario Ministry of Energy, building a smarter grid is important in order to provide clean and reliable power to consumers in the province. The ministry notes that it is now accepting project applications for the next round of the Smart Grid Fund program.

“By supporting Ryerson’s Centre for Urban Energy, we are building a whole new landscape for innovations that will be the backbone for our energy system for future generations,” comments Bob Chiarelli, Ontario’s minister of energy.



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