The Northwest Energy Experience Prize is an academic prize awarded to outstanding students with strong potential for careers in the utility industry. The prize program awards eight students each year with funds for tuition as well as a project stipend. The prize emphasizes collaboration across institutional and departmental boundaries, and provides unique opportunities to explore projects of interest to the utility industry with subject matter experts and field data from the Bonneville Power Administration.
The first two cohorts of prizewinners have been selected, and their inter-institutional special study project teams are organized as follows:
“MAIF – Modeling of Advanced Inverter Features” (Concluding in Spring 2015)
“Hybrid System Design using Ensemble Streamflow Prediction” (Concluding in Spring 2015)
"Technology Roadmapping: the case of electric vehicle charging, wave power and hydro power" (Concluding in Fall 2015)
"Reduction of residential load through cost-effective energy efficient design and power conversion" (Concluding in Fall 2015)
The prizes are being administered by the Foundations supporting the participating universities:
For more information, contact Johanna Brickman, Oregon BEST's Director of Collaborative Innovation.