The Minister of Research & Innovation, Reza Moridi, announces $4M in funding to ePOWER through the Ontario Research Fund - Research Excellence Program. (Matched by NSERC with an additional $1.2M in 2020.)
Dr. Jain has been awarded the 2021 IEEE Medal in Power Engineering, “For contributions to the theory and practice of high-frequency power-conversion systems.”
PV Panels installed on the roof of Walter Light Hall as part of a CFI funded ePOWER Micro-Grid Lab, which also has a wind turbine mounted on the roof's edge.
Dr. Suzan Eren leads the ePower research team, as part of a cluster of post-secondary institutions receiving funding from The Canadian Urban Transit Research and Innovation Consortium (CUTRIC) to pursue battery electric bus research. CUTRIC contributed $2.6M in funding to help achieve the federal government’s ambitious goal of electrifying 5,000 transit buses.
Low and medium voltage hardware research experiments conducted on site to implement prototypes.
SPARQ's new microinverter

SPARQ's new microinverter

SPARQ, a start-up incubated at ePOWER, went public in 2022 at the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSXV:SPRQ).
Their revolutionary, new microinverter is resetting industry standards for cost, ease of installation, reliability, energy harvest and advanced grid functions.
Emeritus Professor Paresh Sen (Electrical and Computer Engineering) was chosen by the Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) as the recipient of the 2022 IEEE Richard Harold Kaufmann Award, for outstanding contributions in industrial systems engineering, with the following citation: “For contributions to the theory, practice, education, and development of advanced industrial motor drives and power electronics systems.”
Dr. Praveen Jain in classroom
The Renewable Energy Lab allows researchers to simulate smart nanogrids or microgrids for experiments with solar and wind simulators and energy storage units.

Queen’s Centre for Energy and Power Electronics Research

The Queen’s Centre for Energy and Power Electronics Research (ePOWER) brings together academic and industrial researchers to develop a broad range of applications and expertise, from power transmission to alternative energy, to power consumption to power application-specific integrated circuits.

Fundamental and applied research conducted at ePOWER is resulting in the development of new energy efficient, cost effective and environmentally friendly power electronic technologies. With growing energy demand, shortage of traditional energy sources and increasingly rigorous environmental standards, energy costs are growing, threatening living standards. Work conducted at ePOWER is playing a significant role in conserving energy and protecting the environment.