Winning team to pocket $5,000 prize money in Schneider Electric’s Scholar Grid Challenge

Schneider Electric Kenya, the global leader in the digital transformation of energy management and automation, has reaffirmed its commitment to nurture future leaders of sustainable energy through the Scholar Grid Challenge initiative.

The Scholar Grid Challenge, held for trainees at PC Kinyanjui Technical Training Institute, brought together bright, aspiring trainees who engaged in a rigorous competition to design a 10kVA renewable energy electrification system for under €5000. Two teams presented their innovations to a panel jury of judges, showcasing their ingenuity and vision, and exemplifying their dedication to driving impactful change in the renewable energy landscape.

During the initial phase of the competition, trainees were tasked with developing a concept note and received valuable mentorship from seasoned experts across Schneider Electric. This guidance not only enriched their understanding of renewable energy systems but also fostered a collaborative environment, bringing industry experience to the classroom to ensure knowledge and creativity flourished.

“We are incredibly proud of the progress we have seen so far with the Scholar Grid Challenge, and collaborating with these exceptional trainees as they tackle real-world challenges in renewable energy electrification has been a rewarding experience for our mentors,” said Ifeanyi Odoh, Country President at Schneider Electric Kenya. “Their creativity and dedication are a testament to the bright future of sustainable energy, and we are committed to supporting them every step of the way.”

“Schneider Electric’s involvement in this initiative underscores our dedication to nurturing the next generation of innovators and problem solvers in advancing sustainable energy. By providing mentorship, resources, and expertise, we are empowering these trainees to explore, innovate, and pave the way for a greener, more sustainable future.”

Acknowledging the impact the competition has had on the trainees, Nancy Njui, School Principal at PC Kinyanjui said “The competition has not only challenged our trainees academically, but it has also fostered teamwork, critical thinking, and personal growth. We are proud of the dedication and effort our trainees have shown throughout this experience and the partnership we share with Schneider Electric.”

The winning team will receive an additional $5,000 as prize money to further their endeavors.

Schneider Electric looks forward to witnessing the implementation of innovative solutions from this competition and remains steadfast in its mission to drive meaningful, impactful change in the energy industry.


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