Competition Resources Links

Students are encouraged to use a mix of resource material and technical experts to assure their gym redesign, addition of power generation capabilities, the impact of their designs on the energy use by the school, and the installation of power generation technology on the campus add to the neighborhood smart grid.  Students should consider a spectrum of resources, including reference books, periodicals, the Internet, technical and professional societies, industry, government and university sources, recognized experts and faculty as information is gathered to help develop a solution to competition challenges.

In addition, students have access to the technical library and video tutorials of Bentley Systems (

Suggested Internet Search Terms

Smart grid, renewable energy, lighting systems, low energy use, carbon footprint, high efficiency lighting, LED lights, sustainability

Suggested Web Sites

IEEE – Smart Grid

Department of Energy

Earth Portal – Congressional Research Service

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA)

Smart Grid Department of Energy Advanced Research and Development Library

Bentley Systems, Year in Infrastructure


Video – IEEE

Video – Quest KQED, “Climate Watch, Unlocking the Grid”

Video:  Modernizing the Grid

EE Power – Smart Grid News

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