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Building resilient community energy and transportation systems

Helping to build resilient electrical grids that are focused on renewable energy sources, Volt-Age researchers are contributing to a more sustainable world.

Designing the infrastructure for an electrified future

Market demand for electric vehicles (EVs) has been steadily rising in recent years and will likely continue to do so in rich and developing countries alike. However, that demand will slow considerably after 2030 if charging station infrastructure challenges are not addressed in a sustained manner.

By developing coordinated charging and discharging strategies that consider peak electrical demand, our researchers are helping to create sustainable and resilient electrical grids that are able to handle future surges in power usage.

Protecting the grid from bad actors

Electrical grids continue to grow in size and sophistication. And as their operations become intertwined with global computer networks, the risk for sabotage, data breaches and other cyber threats also increases.

To stand up to bad actors, we are developing cybersecurity tools to stop attacks before they happen, to keep our critical infrastructure running smoothly.

Leading the charge for better batteries

From our cell phones to electric vehicles, batteries of all shapes and sizes are required to power the devices that keep us connected. And as demand for batteries increases, so too does the need for higher storage capacities, faster charging times and environmentally conscious production/disposal methods.  

Our electrochemistry researchers are working hard to help develop next-generation battery technologies that, not only make more efficient use of raw materials, but also incorporate recycled components that can be charged faster and less often.

Get in touch with the Volt-Age team

Volt-Age is funded by the Canada First Research Excellence Fund (CFREF)

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