Yuki Mizutani, MBA ’16, Daniel Álvarez-Valencia, MBA ’15, Teodoro Guzmán-Elizondo, MBA ’16, Devin Sutcliffe, MBA ’15, won second place nationally in the Spark Clean Energy [Em]Powering Grid Resilience Competition. The competition raised the question of how communication could be improved between the utility and its customers to build a more responsive and secure grid. We proposed a mobile app and accompanying business plan that draws customers in with personal energy management features and then leverages customer engagement to restore power outages more quickly. We presented our solution on the first day of the conference and were warmly received by industry executives and researchers alike.
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