Institute for Integrated Energy Systems

Hyundai Nexo hydrogen fuel cell vehicle demo

IESVic Alumni Ken Kratschmar and Chris Reid from the Institute for Breakthrough Energy Technology and Ekona Power recently brought two Hyundai Nexo hydrogen fuel cell powered vehicles to campus. Several members of IESVic and the Faculty of Engineering checked them out and took them for a test drive. 
We'd like to acknowledge the Canadian Hydrogen & Fuel Cell Association and the BC Government for supporting FCEV deployment in the province.

photo by Armando Tura

IESVic's annual group photo

IESVic's core strength is its members, many of whom are pictured here enjoying some rare Fall sunshine near the UVIc fountain. Photo by Armando Tura.


Our people

IESVic researchers on top of Mt Douglas. Learn more about who is working at IESVic.

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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.