The winners of the Global Energy Youth Talks, which was held within the framework of the VIII Global Energy Prize Summit in Germany, became known. According to the experts’ assessment, the winner became Alexander Murray with a project of optimization algorithms in solving engineering problems in power systems. He received a special invitation to the 2019 Global Energy Prize Ceremony. The second winner, who received the audience award, became Holger Roehm with the development of special sunglasses.
The winner of the Global Energy Youth Talks Alexander Murray is confident that specialized methods in the form of optimization algorithms will help to solve many engineering problems in energy systems. In his work “Decomposition and Parallelization of Mixed‐Integer Optimization in Energy Systems” he spoke about the application of the algorithm, which shows promising results in obtaining fast solutions with objectively better performance than competing methods.
The second winner, who received the audience award, was Holger Roehm with the development of innovative sunglasses. They are indistinguishable from ordinary sunglasses with tinted glasses. However, they are able to power the built-in microcontrollers and two liquid crystal displays, which show data such as air temperature and light intensity.
The program also included the presentations made by Felix Strehle and Joris Dehler-Holland. Strehle spoke about the passivity of voltage, based on the technology “Plug-and-Play”, and frequency regulation in inverter AC systems. Dehler-Holland – about the struggle for the legitimacy of the German law on renewable energy.
Notably that for the first time in the history of the Global Energy Prize Summit the Association held the Global Energy Youth Talks Program for students of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). Recall that since 2019, the Global Energy Youth Program has become international. Now young power engineers from all over the world can take part in the competition for the best research project and implemented idea. The winners will receive grants to continue their research and personal awards. The total prize fund of the Global Energy Youth Program is around 56 000 Euros.