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Shape Your Future in Energy (3rd edition) - Power ON or Power OFF?

For the third year in a row, Sia Partners and Elia collaborate to organize the writing competition Shape Your Future in Energy. This contest is open to all Master students from Belgian universities. The winner receives a €2,000 prize and gets his/her article published in Trends-Tendances.

The purpose of the contest is simple: writing a newspaper article on a subject related to the energy sector. This year, Sia Partners is interested in students' thoughts about a highly topical issue:

"Power ON or Power OFF? How can we guarantee the security of energy supply?"

Today, the EU spends more than €1billion per day on importing energy such as natural gas, crude oil, uranium etc. (EC, 2014). While this is of course not new, it did gain an extra dimension in the light of recent events such as the Ukraine crisis at European level and the recent risk of power shortage in Belgium.

What can be done to better secure our energy supply? Should we purely increase the indigenous energy production and how? Is policy making at the heart of the solution? Will the internet of things disrupt and consequently improve the energy business? Shall the completion of the internal energy market assure a reliable and sustainable electricity system? What about technology? Energy storage? Micro grids? Increasing LNG supplies and as such diversifying the European supplier countries and routes?

The writer of the winning article will receive a €2,000 cash prize and his/her article will be published in Trends/Tendances magazine.

After a first selection of the best articles, selected students will benefit from personalized coaching with a consultant from Sia Partners. This phase will allow them to improve their article and get more familiar with consultancy. Among the improved articles, a prestigious jury composed of experts of the energy sector will elect the ten best articles. Those will be rewarded during a fancy closing ceremony composed of a debate and a cocktail.

Deadline for registration is on March 29th, so hurry up and spread the message to encourage students to join!

More info can be found on: https://shape-your-future-in-energy.com/

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