MEE launches energy conservation contest
Dubai, December 18, 2013
Informa Energy Group, organisers of major energy event Middle East Electricity (MEE), has introduced a new competition focusing on energy conservation open to undergraduate engineering students in the UAE.
The Future Generation challenges each participant will be to design and develop an innovative energy conservation / alternative energy solution and present their ideas to visitors attending Middle East Electricity, taking place from February 11 to 13, at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre.
Visitors will have a unique opportunity to see the designs which will be on display at the Future Generation stand located in Sheikh Maktoum Hall, speak to students about their ideas and ultimately vote for their favourite.
The winner with the maximum number of votes will be presented with a prestigious award by Chair of the Education Committee for the Energy Institute Middle East on February 13.
Anita Mathews, director of Informa Energy Group, said: “As the organisers of one the world’s leading energy events we are committed to investing in the future of the energy industry and are proud to introduce the Future Generation competition.”
“The demand for energy is on the rise in the UAE and across the Middle East, and in order to be efficient, we should have the ability to store this valuable resource when we have enough of it and to use it when we actually need it.
“The Future Generation competition will not only help create public awareness regarding the issue of energy conservation in the region but it will also help students to think out of the box and derive innovative solutions to further address this issue,” she added.
Some of the most innovative designs at the Future Generation competition include a spreadsheet performance model of the Shams1 solar power plant designed by students of Khalifa University and a poster designed by students of RIT Dubai highlighting the potential of solar assisted desiccant evaporative cooling systems. – TradeArabia News Service