Team Hot, Cold – FortisBC Community Energy Challenge Community Consultation

Uploaded by  on Jun 9, 2011 – Challenge 3 Submission by Team Hot, Cold as part of the FortisBC Community Energy Challenge. Teams are competing in a 5 part challenge centered around building a District Energy System for the imaginary town of Sustainaville.

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Official media release below:
SURREY, BC – FortisBC is hosting the FortisBC Community Energy Challenge at the International Student Energy Summit (ISES), which opened today at the University of British Columbia. The Challenge will give student competitors a high-level overview of the process involved in developing a community energy system, which can help address climate action goals.

“We want to share with students some of the innovative energy solutions that are available today and how they can be applied to real-world scenarios,” said Doug Stout, vice president, energy solutions and external relations, FortisBC. “I strongly believe that by helping these future energy leaders think outside of the box, together, we will be able to find new and innovative ways to help meet customers’ energy needs for tomorrow.”

Teams of students selected by FortisBC and ISES organizers will simulate companies bidding on a district energy project, and create a mock community energy system complete with innovative energy sources such as waste water treatment facilities or pulp mills. Finalists in the FortisBC Community Energy Challenge will then present their community energy system to a panel of judges made up of experts on sustainable energy, who will then select the winning team for a cash prize of $4,000.

“We are excited to have FortisBC as a partner hosting the Community Energy Challenge. With their support, students from around the world will be able to learn about the different energy solutions that will continue to power our world in the future” said Rosie Pidcock, chair of ISES. “Globally, we are seeing a mass migration of people into cities, so through the Challenge, we hope to show students the importance of innovative urban energy solutions in the rapidly changing world of the 21st century.”

ISES, which takes place from June 9 to 11, 2011 at the University of British Columbia and the British Columbia Institute of Technology, is a forum for post-secondary students to discuss global energy issues and is being organized by a team of post-secondary students through the University of British Columbia’s Sustainability Initiative. This year’s summit is the second in a series of biennial conferences to take place in different cities around the world. The previous conference was held in Calgary, Alberta in 2009. FortisBC is a “Founding Sponsor” of ISES and has also awarded bursaries to five students from across the province to attend ISES.

Additional information on the FortisBC Community Energy Challenge can be found at:​

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