Energy transportation is the methods that transfer energy from the production stage (power plants, solar panels, wind turbines etc.) to a destination where the energy can be used. The most obvious form of energy transportation is via electric power transmission (power lines).

Carleton’s sustainable energy research in energy transportation includes:

  • Smart Grids Technologies: Smart grids are a method of connecting energy production and end-use sites in a “smart” way. Smart grids allow for digital communication between the production and end-use sites, so that the production of energy more accurately matches the end-use and energy can be produced and supplied more efficiently.