Blockchain Renewable Energy Challenge and Peer-to-Peer Energy Sharing (2023)

2023 Blockchain Renewable Energy Challenge and Peer-to-Peer Energy Sharing Winners: 

From March 30 - April 1, AIS Student Chapter members from attend the AIS 2023 Student Chapter Leadership Conference hosted by Florida International University. In total there were 186 registrants (134 students and 52 faculty) representing 25 universities and 3 countries. Students participated in competitions, learned from women at Microsoft, hosted leadership workshops, and earned awards for their competition solutions. The competition judging committees represented both industry and academia.

“Our student chapter members demonstrated incredible creativity and professionalism during this year’s competitions,” shared AIS AVP of Student Chapters Alex Barsi Lopes. “The talent and hard work put into the solutions shows that the future of Information Systems is bright.”

The Blockchain Renewable Energy Challenge encouraged students to design a peer-to-peer energy marketplace using smart contracts, smart meters and renewable energy suppliers. The marketplace would enable the energy producer to sell energy directly to the consumer or will enable a buyer to resell excess energy purchased downstream to other customers. 

Congratulations to the following competition winners!

1st Place: Brigham Young University (BYU)

2nd Place: Florida International University (FIU)