Singapore Energy Grand Challenge features new category for IHL students, top teams to receive $10,000 in cash prizes

IHL students from local institutes of technical education, polytechnics and autonomous universities are eligible to participate in the challenge.

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Published: 26 May 2022, 12:44 PM

A new category which targets Institutes of Higher Learning (IHL) students has been added to the Singapore Energy Grand Challenge, announced the Energy Market Authority (EMA) on Wednesday (May 25). 

The challenge is meant to develop innovative solutions that contribute to the aim of improving energy efficiency to enhance the competitiveness of Singapore businesses.

“Given Singapore’s aspiration to decarbonise its power sector by 2050, providing opportunities for students to co-create solutions with the industry could spark fresh perspectives in reducing our carbon emissions,” said Mr Ngiam Shih Chun, Chief Executive, EMA. 

For this new category, EMA has partnered with energy companies Keppel Infrastructure, Schneider Electric and Sembcorp Industries. Students will come up with solutions that can address real-world problems that these energy companies are currently facing. 

The energy companies have proposed specific problem statements for them to tackle:

Keppel is looking for solutions which can reduce energy consumption of a typical building in Singapore using digital technologies. 

Proposals for Schenider must tackle the reduction of carbon emissions and maintaining grid reliability. 

Sembcorp is seeking ideas to manage intermittency, which refers to the irregularity of solar energy that flows into the grid. 

A total of $10,000 in cash prizes will be awarded to the top teams for their solutions. The challenge is open to IHL students from local institutes of technical education, polytechnics and autonomous universities.

Those who are interested must form teams of two to four and submit a proposal showcasing their solutions to the respective problems. 

Registration for the challenge will be open till Jun 30. 

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