Past Participating Schools

Past Competitions and Results

Fall 2015 Competition & Results

The EEMCC host team would like to thank all of our competitors, sponsors, and supporters for making this year’s competition, our 3rd annual, the best yet! A total of 14 teams from across the country and Canada came to compete, network, and share their enthusiasm for energy, and it was a pleasure getting to know all of you.

A special congratulations to our winners

1st Place – Cornell

Rishi Sangvhi (MBA, 2016)

L. Aidan Renaghan (MBA/MPA, 2017)

Riccardo Pizzi (M. Eng, 2016)

Carlos Palacios Tayro (MBA, 2017)

Vince Kapur (MBA, 2017)

2nd Place – Michigan

John Dooley (MBA/MS, 2016)

Tyler Thompson (MBA, 2017)

William Ketter (MBA/MS, 2016)

Shukun Ma (MBA, 2016)

John Serron (MBA/MS, 2016)

3rd Place – Duke

Santosh Subramaniam (M. Eng, 2016)

Jimmy Kozlow (MBA, 2017)

Nehal Modak (MBA, 2017)

Samat Toibayev (MBA, 2017)

Case Overview

The 2015 case content was sponsored by Off.Grid:Electric (OGE), the world’s first massively scalable “solar as a service” company. Under itsMPOWER brand, Off.Grid:Electric distributes high-quality lighting and energy services to communities that cannot access or afford the electrical grid. They employ local agents who specialize in matching their offerings to customer needs and providing all necessary maintenance, with the aim of making renewable energy services available to millions of households across Africa.  Established in Arusha, Tanzania, Off.Grid:Electric has built a thriving business that employs hundreds of Tanzanians to serve the bottom of the pyramid.  Tech and energy giants in US are taking notice, with Off.Grid:Electric receiving investments from Solar City, Vulcan Capital, and the Omidyar Network. For more information, please visit offgrid-electric.com.

 

Spring 2015 Competition & Results

On February 18, 2015 at The Fuqua School of Business, teams representing top MBA programs in energy and sustainability competed to solve a case provided byPowerhive. Powerhive is a technology venture founded in 2011 focused on the financing, metering, and management of distributed solar micro-grid solutions with a proprietary technology platform and business model. Teams represented the following programs:

  • The Fuqua School of Business, Duke University
  • UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School, University of North Carolina
  • The Yale School of Business, Yale University
  • Goizueta School of Business, Emory University
  • Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley
  • Alberta School of Business, University of Alberta
  • Darden School of Business, University of Virginia
  • Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University

The final results for Spring 2015 are as follows:

First Place – UNC (Kenan-Flagler)

 

Isaac Hacerola (MEM/MBA 2015), Charles Hall (MBA 2016), Trevor Sprague (MBA 2016), Anoop Kapoor (MBA 2016), and Isaac Liberman (MEM/MBA 2015)

Second Place – Northwestern (Kellogg)

– Lumay Wang (MBA 2016), Daniel Metzel (ENG/MBA 2016), Elena Samokhina (MBA 2017), and Alex Tutt (MBA 2017)

Third Place – UVA (Darden)

– Sam Weitkemper (MBA 2015), Zac Upcheshaw (MBA 2015), Grant Groher (MBA 2015), and Alex Monroe (MD/MBA 2015)

Special Thanks

The host team would like to extend a special thanks to Marc Van Gerven of First Solar, Wissam BalsheMatt Logan, and Satish Jayaram of Cummins Inc., Christopher Horner of Powerhive, and Kirsten Hagfors of PG&E for their help in facilitating the Spring 2015 case content.

Our greatest thanks to Jim Rogers of Intrepid Energy Partners, the financial sponsor of this year’s case and keynote speaker, as well as to Tim Profeta of the Nicholas Institute and Tanja Vujic of TV3 Consulting for their guidance and support.

Spring 2014 Competition & Results

On February 11, 2014 at The Fuqua School of Business, teams representing top MBA programs in energy and sustainability competed to solve a case provided byHusk Power Systems, a micro-grid, bio-mass company that operates in rural locations throughout India. Teams represented the following programs:

• The Fuqua School of Business, Duke University
• The Ross School of Business, University of Michigan
• UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School, University of North Carolina
• The Red McCombs School of Business, University of Texas
• The Yale School of Business, Yale University

The winning team of the case competition was the Yale School of Management, represented by Paul Randt (SOM 2014), Eitan Hochster (SOM/FES 2016), Pablo Montes Iannini (SOM/FES 2015), William Miao (FES 2014), and Becky Gallagher (FES 2015).

Participating teams and judges had the opportunity to meet students and professionals from around the Research Triangle at Duke’s Energy Mix, hosted by the Duke University Energy Initiative. The case competition builds upon Fuqua’s strengths in energy and global markets.