Middle East Electricity introduces a new competition for UAE undergrad

Participants will compete to present the most innovative energy conservation solution to win inaugural Future Generation award

Dubai, UAE - Informa Energy Group, organisers of Middle East Electricity, the region’s largest and longest running energy event, has introduced Future Generation, a new competition focusing on energy conservation open to undergraduate engineering students in the UAE.

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 Thursday 13 February at 2:00pm in the Conference room in Sheikh Maktoum Hall.

Commenting on the launch of the Future Generation competition, 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.”

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.

Commenting ahead of the Future Generation competition, Warsame said: “I am delighted to participate in the Future Generation competition as it’s a great opportunity for us as engineering students to learn, show our certified skills and share our talents with industry experts.”

Held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, Middle East Electricity focuses on the power, lighting, renewable and nuclear sectors.

The three-day event is supported by Abu Dhabi Water and Electricity Authority (ADWEA), Dubai Municipality, Emirates Green Building Council, Society of Engineers – UAE, Environmental Center for Arab Towns, Clean Energy Business Council and Energy Institute Middle East.

Middle East Electricity 2014 is partnered with Power Nigeria in Lagos and Saudi Energy in Riyadh. To be involved as an exhibitor, sponsor or delegate, contact the Middle East Electricity team at: meelectricity@iirme.com.

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