IESVIC connections

icevicIn March of 2000, Dr. David Scott, (formerly IESVic Director, now Director of Energy Systemics group), Dr. Ged McLean, (IESVic Director) , Dr. Murray MacWhale, ( Assistant Professor) and Mr. Walter Merida, ( former United World College student at the Adriatic College and then a PhD candidate at the University of Victoria) went out to Race Rocks with Garry Fletcher to start a process of idea building on the concept of Alternate Energy Technologies for Race Rocks . After a meeting including a few of the Pearson College students who were staying at Race Rocks while diving over the mid term break, we came away confident that some ideas had been discussed which may lead to a new collaborative arrangement for energy alternatives for the island.
 By May of 2000 Dr. Ged McLean arranged to have three students in Engineering at the University of Victoria do a feasibility study on Alternate Energy for Race Rocks in a class in the summer of 2000. As a result of this preliminary study, Taco Niet decided to take this on as a project for his Master ‘s Program.
University of Victoria Media Release:
Graduate Student creates a renewable energy plan for Race Rocks.
Article in the Times Colonist referring to Taco’s research Article in THE RING (UVIC) Going with the Flow
tacosVideo of  interview: G.Fletcher with Taco Niet on Alternate Energy for Race Rocks
Link to PDF file on RACE ROCKS SUSTAINABLE ENERGY SYSTEM DEVELOPMENT T. Niet, G. McLean
Institute for Integrated Energy Systems, University of Victoria, Victoria, B.C., Canada V8W 3P6

Taco Niet’s  Thesis Abstract
Screen Shot 2014-02-24 at 7.48.10 PMSee also Niet, T, McLean, G. “Race Rocks Sustainable Energy Development”, Paper presented at 11th Canadian Hydrogen Conference, Victoria, BC, June 2001 Proposal by Michael Wheatley to reduce Power Generation Cost and Diesel Fuel Consumption at Race Rocks