Killian McKenna, PhD candidate at University College of Dublin, Winner - Berlin Convention, 2015
Since 2010, EURELECTRIC has organised a formal student competition as an integral part of its Annual Convention. Students from all across Europe were invited to submit a one-page essay on a specific, predefined theme.
The intention this year is to invite students to submit a video, infographic or any animated project related to the conference theme: “E-lectricity: the power sector goes digital”. The winner will be formally announced at the event itself and will be selected by attending delegates - approximately 400 participants - through live, electronic voting.
The Student Competition is open to students from all EURELECTRIC member countries as well as affiliates fulfilling the entry conditions conditions attached.
Following is an overview of previous student winners / essay themes to date:
- Killian McKenna, PhD candidate at University College of Dublin, Ireland
“Dinosaurs of the Past or Innovators of the Future? Designing digital strategies to engage domestic customers”.Berlin Convention, 2015
- Daniel Adeuyi, PhD student at the University of Cardiff, UK
“How can the EU ensure an affordable and secure supply of electricity in the new energy system?”London Convention, 2014
- Hjalmar Braemer, University of Applied Sciences, Pinkafeld, Austria
“Innovation in the energy sector is particularly important in the current economic climate. Would an ambitious European innovation policy, aligned with the EU’s overall energy/climate objectives, create jobs, boost economic growth and increase Europe’s competitiveness at large or would it jeopardise the security and affordability of energy?”Bologna Convention, 2013
- Frederico G Lioy, Masters student of the SAFE “Management of Energy Resources” programme, Italy
“Can innovation in the electricity industry jumpstart a clean energy economy? What concrete actions are necessary to drive this change?”.Malta Convention, 2012
- Emi Bertoli, University of Trieste, Italy
“Would investment in the electricity sector best flourish in a European or national regulatory framework?”.Stockholm Convention, 2011
- Patrick McCartan, Dublin Institute of Technology, Ireland
“If you were given a minute to address international leaders during the UN climate negotiations, what single message would you convey - and why - on the electricity industry’s role in meeting the climate challenge?”.Dublin Convention, 2010