Emma Fudge, Junior Field Service Engineer, Irving Shipbuilding
Prepping OERA’s Atlantic Canada energy system model for widespread use when it launches later this year is Emma Fudge’s focus as a tester with the project.
A recent graduate of Dalhousie University’s Mechanical Engineering program, Emma became involved in the modelling project through a Renewable Energy Resources class she took with Dr. Lukas Swan during her final semester. In addition to her work testing the energy system model, Emma is currently working for Irving Shipbuilding in Halifax as a Junior Field Service Engineer.
Wind, solar and tidal-generated electricity have different — but potentially complimentary — cyclic times, which creates some interesting possibilities. This project looks at how best to meet Nova Scotia’s electricity load requirements through a combination of energy storage, intermittent renewable energy output, thermal and hydro generation.
Why did you apply for an internship at OERA?
I applied to OERA because I have an interest in the energy industry and am drawn to the innovation happening in this field, especially in renewables. OERA is driving some of this innovation and I was excited at the opportunity to be able to gain experience in both sustainable energy research and project management.