Office of Energy Research and Development (OERD)

Source: IEA/IRENA Renewables Policies Database
Last updated: 5 November 2017
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).

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End uses covered
  • Industry end-uses
  • Industrial processes