$10,000 grand prize


Revolutionary Power: A Look at Cuba’s Energy Future

This year’s challenge examines the exciting changes taking place in Cuba’s energy landscape.  Finalist teams will be invited to Duke University to present their solution to a panel of industry leaders and compete for $15,000 in prizes.


The Energy in Emerging Markets Case Competition (EEMCC), sponsored by the MBA Energy Club, engages diverse and creative teams to address real energy challenges affecting the developing world.  The one-day competition connects students, academia, and industry in pursuit of unconventional business-based solutions that expose unrecognized opportunities with positive social and environmental impact. Showcasing analytical and presentation skills, future leaders in the energy industry can demonstrate their global mindset, innovative thinking, and passion.


Registration Opens - ThursdaySept 1
Registration Closes - Wednesday, Sept 21
Round 1 Released - FridaySept 23
Round 1 Submission - FridaySept 30
Finalists Announced - MondayOct 3
Round 2 Submission - MondayOct 24
Opening Reception - MondayOct 31
Competition Day - TuesdayNov 1

Energy Conference - WednesdayNov 2

Events Open to the Public (no registration required) 

Tuesday November 1
1:30pm - 4:00pm      Final Session (Fuqua School of Business, Classroom HCA, Duke University) 
5:00pm - 7:00pm     Energy Mix - EEMCC 2016 winners announced! (Energy Hub, Duke University)

Detailed Agenda for Student Teams
(may be subject to minor changes)

Monday, October 31
6:30pm - 8:30pm Welcome Reception & Registration (Energy Hub, Duke University)

Tuesday, November 1
(all events at The Fuqua School of Business unless otherwise noted)

7:00am - 8:00am     Continental Breakfast
8:00am - 8:20am     Opening Remarks
8:20am - 11:00am     Morning Session (*closed to public)
11:00am - 12:30pm    Networking Lunch (final four teams announced)
12:30pm - 1:30pm     Keynote Address
1:30pm - 4:00pm      Final Session
5:00pm - 7:00pm     Energy Mix - EEMCC 2016 winners announced! (Energy Hub, Duke University)

Wednesday, November 2
8:00am - 5:00pm     Energy Conference (optional, but encouraged)
5:00pm - 7:00pm     Cocktail Reception (optional, but encouraged)