Increasing levels of intermittent renewable electricity generation such as wind and run-of-river hydro may result in periodic curtailment of wind power and oversupply of water in reservoirs.
Jeff’s research aims to determine the potential benefits in reduced water spillage, wind curtailment, and greenhouse gas emissions from coordinated management of large scale hydro facilities in British Columbia and the surrounding jurisdictions. This research seeks to determine the optimal operational strategies for hydro facilities to minimize regional greenhouse gas emissions.
Jeff completed his BSc and MASc in mechanical engineering at Queen’s University. He joined IESVic in September 2013 and is currently working on his PhD under the supervision of Dr. Peter Wild and Dr. Andrew Rowe.
Outside of research Jeff enjoys playing soccer, rock climbing, and camping.