Institute for Integrated Energy Systems

Building resilient energy systems

IESVic research encompasses energy systems, renewables, clean transportation, energy technologies, sustainable communities, and the social and political dimensions of energy system transformation.

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Catalyst for energy transition

IESVic leads the technical side of the new national Energy Modelling Hub, supported by Natural Resources Canada. The Institute works with researchers at Polytechnique Montréal and the University of Calgary, leading us closer to reaching net-zero goals.

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View from a WatchMate buoy near Tofino, August 2020

Exploring wave energy resources on our West Coast

The Pacific Regional Institute for Marine Energy Discovery (PRIMED) deploys buoys like this one near Long Beach, Tofino, in their ongoing efffort to assess wave energy resources along the coast.
Photo by PRIMED Research Scientist Chloe Immonen.


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Gary Schubak speaking on the Energy Technology: Spurring Radical Innovation panel at Envision 2019

IESVic Alumni in Focus

IESVic Alumni: A growing community sharing a passion for energy systems research. Employed in academia and a wide variety of industries, IESVic Alumni can be found in many parts of the world. Click on the link to read more.


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Megawatts and marbles

A fun game about electricity systems.

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UVic-IIASA Joint Research and Scholarship Program

IESVic and IIASA are working on an Integrated Assessment of the Water-Energy-Land Nexus.

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Institute for Integrated Energy Systems

One of the greatest challenges we face is the development of sustainable energy systems that are reliable, cost-effective and socially acceptable. Our mission is to chart feasible pathways to sustainable energy systems through the development of new technologies, processes, and systems.

A big picture approach

The Institute for Integrated Energy Systems (IESVic) was formed in 1989 by researchers in energy technology and systems analysis to develop high-quality, affordable, and environmentally compatible energy systems. IESVic became an interdisciplinary research centre in 1994 with a targeted research program on hydrogen and fuel cell technologies, technoeconomics of energy systems, and transportation. Today, the Institute's work involves strategic clean technologies, electrification and system integration, built environment, energy-economy-policy modeling, and integrated planning for water-energy-land systems. IESVic provides leadership at the University of Victoria in the study of critical energy issues, human dimensions of energy, education and training, and works closely with industry, not-for-profits, and government.

IESVic acknowledges with respect the Lekwungen peoples on whose traditional territory the university stands and the Songhees, Esquimalt and WSÁNEĆ peoples whose historical relationships with the land continue to this day.