Wind has powered human societies for centuries, milling grain, pumping water, and driving ships around the globe. In recent years, maturing technologies have enabled the same resource to generate electricity, and contribute significantly to the energy needs of numerous countries. However, the challenges of harnessing wind remain: it is an ever-changing force, and its cycles often do not align with our demands.
Effectively integrating wind into our grids and markets requires both technologies and an economic system that can accommodate these variations in supply. Understanding the special challenges of harnessing wind power in the Canadian north will be a specific priority.
Researchers on Wind
Over seven years, Future Energy Systems plans to support more than 100 researchers and up to 1,000 Highly Qualified Personnel (HQP), including graduate students and post-doctoral fellows. To learn more about our researchers, visit the Researcher Directory.