Mohawk College to build clean-tech test site at Kortright Centre
October 14, 2016 - A $4.63-million surge from the feds for energy conservation technologies at Mohawk College means a new test site in Woodbridge, Ont. to develop and commercialize these innovations.
By Renée Francoeur
The site, located in the “Living City” at the Kortright Centre for Conservation, will house technologies that have “the potential to make electrical power systems more efficient”, according to the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev), which provided the grant.
Partners in the public and private sectors will use the site to collaborate on the development and testing of technologies that will allow home and building owners to monitor and manage the energy in their homes and offices, FedDev adds.
The project is expected to create up to 82 jobs and bring together up to 11 partners from energy innovation companies, as well as post-secondary institutions. This collaboration will also allow Mohawk College to train students for energy sector jobs.
“The FedDev Ontario grant is the largest ever in Mohawk’s 50-year history”, says Ron McKerlie, Mohawk College president. “The Government of Canada’s investment in applied research at Mohawk will put our students and faculty to work with industry partners to test clean energy solutions that could revolutionize how we power our homes and communities.”
Photos courtesy FedDev.