Dr. Michael Ross
Dr. Michael Ross is the NSERC Industrial Research Chair in Northern Energy Innovation at the Yukon Research Centre, Yukon College. His applied research program addresses the needs of the northern energy industry through academic partnerships with all three colleges in the territories, and through industry-driven direction and support from all four territorial electric power utilities. The pertinent engineering research areas for the program focus on integrating a high penetration of renewable generation in remote communities, energy storage systems, diesel efficiencies, and demand-side management (among others).
Dr. Ross received his Master’s and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering at McGill University, focusing on microgrid control and multi-objective optimization, and his Bachelor’s of Applied Science at the University of Toronto focusing on electric power systems. He was an author and active contributor to the CIGRÉ International Working Group “Hybrid Systems for Off-Grid Power Supply” and “Microgrids 1: Engineering, Economics, & Experience”. He is a registered Professional Engineer with Engineers Yukon, a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers’ Power and Energy Society, a member of the International Council on Large Electric Systems, the President of the Yukon Science Institute, and is a Level 1 electrician apprentice.