Institute for Integrated Energy Systems

Accelerating Community Energy Transformation (ACET)

Led by IESVic, ACET is a national, multi-partner initiative that will create innovative, place-based solutions for energy system transformation. ACET will help transform regional economies, inform inclusive national policies, and integrate breakthrough renewable energy technologies that position Canada as a world leader in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and achieving net-zero goals.

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Rebuild Initiative

The ReBuild Initiative is inside the Energy In Cities research team run by Dr. Evins, where we use research to create data-driven retrofit solutions for energy-efficient buildings.

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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. Photo by Chloe Immonen.

Offshore energy resources for coastal communities

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. PRIMED's mission is to accelerate the development of marine renewable energy in BC, including wind, wave and tidal energy technologies. 

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Megawatts and marbles

Megawatts & Marbles is a fun, interactive, group gaming experience developed by IESVic graduate students. Our workshops demonstate how different types of power generation behave- and how different types of generation provide value when integrated into the electrical grid. 

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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.