Earth Lights

SESIT Sustainable Energy Systems Integration & Transitions Group



About

Our energy systems are transforming rapidly: new technologies are being developed, the economics of energy resources is shifting, and national and international policy goals are changing priorities. These trends go beyond the fuel shifts observed historically, from biomass to coal to oil to natural gas; together they represent a wholesale transition to a sustainable energy system. Innovative modelling techniques combined with stakeholder engagement can help guide our decision-making during this transition.
The Sustainable Energy Systems Integration & Transitions (SESIT) Group develops and applies models to understand the sustainable energy system transition. Research questions include:
How should the rise of the grid edge be leveraged?
What are the most promising climate mitigation solutions considering a broad spatial-temporal scale?
How can energy systems integration – coordinating energy systems operation and planning across multiple pathways and scales - unlock flexibility?
Click on any of our projects or publications below for more details.

Projects

Map
Systems
Network
Ballons
Model
Weather
EMI

Publications

Map
MESSAGE
Storage CF
MERRA
UC
MERRA
MESSAGE2
LEAP

Team

Madeleine

Dr. Madeleine McPherson

Assistant Professor

SESIT Group Leader

Taimoor

Dr. Taimoor Akhtar

Postdoctoral Researcher

Maddy

Madeleine Seatle

Master's candidate

Robert

Robert Xu

Master's candidate

Mohammad

Mohammad Miri

PhD candidate

Reza

Reza Arjmand

PhD candidate

Saffari

Mohammadali Saffari

PhD candidate

Rick

Rick Hendriks

PhD candidate


Opportunities

Are you interested in joining the team?


SESIT is part of the Insitute for Integrated Energy Systems (IESVic), a multi-disciplinary and collaborative research centre at the University of Victoria. IESVic alumni end up all over the world as professors, consultants, entrepreneurs, managers, and engineers. Check out where our alumni are now.
We are recruiting enthusiastic and talented student researchers at the undergraduate, graduate, and postdoc levels.
Masters and PhD Positions: Canada’s electricity system decarbonization
SESIT strives to be a diverse and inclusive group that is a source of strength for its students and fellows. We courage applications and partnerships from underrepresented groups including women, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity. We acknowledge and respect the Lekwungen-speaking people on whose traditional territory the university stands and the Songhees, Esquimalt, and WSÁNEĆ peoples whose historical relationships with the land continue to this day.