A project designed by students of the University of Oviedo enters the final phase of the EDP University Challenge
September 16, 2014
Two students and a teacher from the Master's Degree in Electrical Energy Conversion and Power Systems are one of the 15 groups selected for the final phase of the prestigious contest
A project designed by students of the University of Oviedo will be one of the finalists of the EDP University Challenge 2014. The work by Edwin Xavier Domínguez and Félix Manuel Lorenzo, students of the Master's Degree in Electrical Energy Conversion and Power Systems, has been selected as one of the 15 finalists of the prestigious contest.
The finals of the contest will take place on October 8 at the Royal Theatre of Madrid, where the 15 best projects created by university students in Spain and Portugal will be showcased. The ceremony will include a session of Elevator Pitch for the groups to present their work. The winner of the EDP Challenge will acquire a prize of €6,000 for the students and €3,000 for the teacher. The international contest is attended by teams from the areas of marketing, business direction and administration and engineering.
The students from the Asturian academic institution are supervised by Professor Pablo Arboleya, researcher from the Department of Electrical, Electronic, Computer and System Engineering. The two post-graduate students have designed a software to properly size the systems for generation and storage of energy inside buildings so that they only supply its needs. The European regulations stipulate that by 2020 all new buildings will have to be "Nearly-Zero Energy Buildings", and therefore their energy management will have to be extremely efficient.
The software uses technical and economic criteria to perform the calculations according to the number of houses, inhabitants in them and their profiles. The tool generates profiles of electric consumption per hour and day in each house.