The ELECTRI International / NECA Green Energy Challenge marks a yearly highlight for NECA Student Chapters. Teams agree that the popular Challenge is stimulating because it makes them focus on problem solving by thinking in new, creative ways.

Green Energy Challenge Winners 2018
(L to R) Iowa State University, Pennsylvania State University, Illinois Institute of Technology

2018 Challenge Overview

The 2018 competition challenged teams to prepare a proposal for a community facility outlining ways the facility could achieve net-zero energy consumption by incorporating energy saving measures and distributed energy resources. The challenge also included a community service requirement. Each team had to create a volunteer plan of action and demonstrate in the proposal the activity and number of hours volunteered at the facility chosen for their team’s project.

2018 Green Energy Challenge Winners

1st Place: Iowa State University


2nd Place: Pennsylvania State University


3rd Place: Illinois Institute of Technology


2018 Green Energy Challenge Best Presenter Winner

Liam Cummings, Pennsylvania State University

2018 Green Energy Challenge Poster Competition Winners

1st Place: Iowa State University

2nd Place: Ball State University

3rd Place: Pennsylvania State University

2018 Judges

Tom FeissleSouthwire

Tricia FerryVEC

Jeremy FosterLutron

Amanda HarbisonNECA

Angie HartRosendin

Adam RudeERMCO

Joel SmithGreenlee/Textron

Anthony TraviaGraybar

Robert TurnerTurner Electric