Program of Energy Research and Development (PERD)

The office of Energy Research and Development manages and funds the Program of Energy Research and Development (PERD). This program supports R&D activities that create sustainable economic and environmental energy sources for Canadians. Natural Resources Canada operates PERD through 12 partner departments and agencies which then team up with organizations such as:
• federal laboratories
• the private sector (industry, research institutes, companies, consortia and alliances, individuals)
• associations
• other funding agencies such as the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), the Industrial Research Assistance Program (IRAP) and Technology Early Action Measures (TEAM)
• universities
• provincial and municipal governments and research organizations
• international organizations

PERD focuses on six key areas that address the energy priorities of Canadians. These include:
1 Diversifying Canada’s Oil and Gas
2 Cleaner Transportation for the Future
3 Energy-efficient Buildings and Communities
4 Energy-efficient Industry
5 Reducing the Environmental Impacts of Canada’s Electricity Infrastructure
6 Climate Change

Contact Information:
Office of Energy Research and Development
Natural Resources Canada
580 Booth St. 14th Floor
Ottawa, Ontario
K1A 0E4


(613) 947-3481

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