Colorado State University

Powering a world of better energy.

CSU Study Measures Methane Emissions Across Nationís Natural Gas Supply

Fort Collins, Powerhouse and the Energy Institute featured in Smithsonian Exhibit

Rural Energy Center finds solutions for Colorado ag producers

The 5th Natural Gas Symposium was held October 27-28, 2015. Watch the live-streamed sessions here.

Interested in helping support the Powerhouse Energy Campus? Donor opportunities are available.

The Energy Institute serves as a nucleus of research, education, and outreach for the faculty, staff, and students of Colorado State University.

Continued access to clean, reliable and abundant energy is central to almost every major challenge the world faces today. 

Colorado State University has long recognized the crucial role energy plays around the globe and pioneered research in this area – from developing better combustion engines that emit fewer pollutants to testing new smart grid technologies.

Today, more than 160 faculty members across CSU are developing new technologies, exploring the economics, environmental, and sociological impacts of energy use, and proposing energy policy solutions.


CSU created the Energy Institute in 2013 to consolidate its vast energy research under one organization. Through its 13 affiliated centers, the Institute aims to increase collaboration with industry and governmental partners to solve real-world energy problems and create new research and educational opportunities for CSU faculty and students.

The Energy Institute is headquartered at CSU’s new Powerhouse Energy Campus on North College in Fort Collins. 


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Energy Institute Member Organizations

Center for Energy and Behavior Center for Energy Development and Health Center for Energy Water Sustainability Center for Laser Sensing and Diagnostics Center for Next Generation Photovoltaics Center for the New Energy Economy Electric Power Systems Laboratory Engines and Energy Conversion Laboratory Industrial Assessment Center Institute for the Built Environment Rural Energy Center Sustainable Biofuels Development Center