Country:Canada
Year:1974
Policy status:In Force
Jurisdiction:National
Date Effective:1974
Policy Type:Economic Instruments>Fiscal/financial incentives>Grants and subsidies
Energy Efficiency Policy Targets:Transport, Industry, Industrial subsectors, Cross-industry, Energy Utilities, Industry, Industrial processes, Multi-Sectoral Policy
Renewable Energy Policy Targets:Wind, Bioenergy, Geothermal, Hydropower, Multiple RE Sources, Multiple RE Sources, Power, Ocean, Solar
Policy Sector:Electricity
Size of Plant Targeted:Small and Large
Climate Change Policy Targets:Transport, Industry, Framework/ Multi-sectoral Policy, Energy Sector, Electricity Generation, Renewable, Energy Sector, CHP
Agency:Natural Resources Canada, Office of Energy Research and Development (OERD)
URL:http://www.nrcan.gc.ca/energy/offices-labs/oerd/5711
Funding:Currently CAD 45.3 million
Energy Efficiency Description:

The Program of Energy Research and Development (PERD) is a federal interdepartmental programme managed by Natural Resources Canada to support energy research and development (R&D) conducted in Canada by federal departments and agencies in partnership with provinces, industry and academia. It covers all aspects of energy supply and use.

The programme supports early-stage and applied energy R&D. Federal laboratories across Canada perform the R&D, supplementing the money they receive from PERD with funding from their own organisations. PERD provides funds directly to 12 federal partner departments and agencies as well as to Natural Resources Canada laboratories. Energy projects funded by PERD fall within programmes under one of the following strategic directions:

- Fossil Fuels Production (oil sands; off shore oil and gas, Arctic oil and gas, gas hydrates; clean coal and carbon capture and storage); 
- Electricity and Renewables Production (renewable electricity; bioenergy;  Generation IV nuclear);
- Energy Distribution (pipelines; smart grid; storage);
- Energy End Use (low emission industrial systems; clean transportation systems; built environment).

Renewable Energy Description:

The Program of Energy Research and Development (PERD) is a programme that conducts R&D in all areas of energy except nuclear fission. The majority of federal funding for technology initiatives for renewables originates from PERD.

PERD provides funds directly to 12 federal partner departments and agencies. Energy projects funded by PERD fall within programmes under one of the following strategic directions, including those targeting renewable enrgy:

  • - Distributed Power Generation
  • - wind, solar, biomass combustion, hydro, marine;
  • - Bio-based Energy Systems
  • - agricultural, forestry and municipal wastes to energy and industrial energy related products;

The Office of Energy Research and Development is responsible for managing PERD, including international cooperation in energy R&D.

Climate Change Description:

The Office of Energy Research and Development (OERD) is a federal interdepartmental programme managed by Natural Resources Canada to support energy research and development (R&D) conducted in Canada by federal departments and agencies in partnership with provinces, industry and academia. It covers all aspects of energy supply and use.

The programme supports early-stage and applied energy R&D. Federal laboratories across Canada perform the R&D, supplementing the money they receive from PERD with funding from their own organisations. PERD provides funds directly to 12 federal partner departments and agencies as well as to Natural Resources Canada laboratories. Energy projects funded by PERD fall within programmes under one of the following strategic directions:

- Fossil Fuels Production (oil sands; off shore oil and gas, Arctic oil and gas, gas hydrates; clean coal and carbon capture and storage); 
- Electricity and Renewables Production (renewable electricity; bioenergy;  Generation IV nuclear);
- Energy Distribution (pipelines; smart grid; storage);
- Energy End Use (low emission industrial systems; clean transportation systems; built environment).

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