Kathleen Mifflin works to make the Atlantic Canada Energy System Model sound and accessible
As the project manager for OERA’s open-source Atlantic Canada Energy System (ACES) model, Kathleen is a driving force behind the model’s creation and rollout. We asked her to share details of the experience and education she brings to the project, what her day-to-day work entails and why she believes the ACES model project is important to our region’s future.
Why did you want to become involved with the ACES model project?
Because there’s not yet a standardized, optimal way of extracting power from tidal currents, many tidal industry technologies are currently being tested around the world. The Testing of a New Turbine Blade Design and Blade Materials project used Canada’s largest university aquatic research facility – Dalhousie University’s Aquatron – to demonstrate the potential of a new hydrokinetic tidal turbine design.
Bachelor of Engineering Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Dalhousie University. Research Associate in Dr. Etienne Mfoumou’s Applied Research Engineered Technologies Lab at the Nova Scotia Community College.
Growing up, Cameroon native Jordan Kamga longed to know more about the inner workings of the stuff he encountered in his daily life. It’s a desire that helped set him on the path he’s on today.