Energy Communication Hackathon - The EV Challenge - Energy Week 2022

Energy Communication Hackathon - The EV Challenge - Energy Week 2022

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Synergy Co Lab

291 St Georges Terrace

Perth, WA 6000

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Can you solve the communication challenges associated with driving energy behaviour change?

About this event

Energy Communication Hackathon

11am – 5pm - Tuesday 23 August 2022

The Problem: Electric vehicles (EVs) will significantly increase electricity demand on the power grid particularly during the evening peak once EVs drivers return home. Unless EV owners charge their vehicles after off-peak, the additional demand required all at once will make the power grid less reliable and efficient resulting in higher energy prices for customers.

Hackathon Challenge: EVs will significantly increase electricity demand on the power grid particularly during the evening peak if EVs drivers default to charging their EVs when they return home. This could create challenges for the power system, requiring additional system augmentation costs and could result in higher energy prices for customers.

Student teams will work together (with the help of a mentor) to develop a communications strategy and a 5-min presentation focused on creating awareness and action in the target audience. Background information & resources will be provided at the event.

The Prize:

The winning team will receive a trophy, bragging rights and free tickets to the 2-day premier Energy in WA conference held at the Ritz Conference 25-26 August 2022.*

The Energy in WA conference has been the State’s premier energy conference since 1996, which hosts the leaders in energy as they discuss trends and opportunities around energy policy, regulation, technology, economic and consumer trends.

The winning team will have an opportunity to highlight their winning ideas at the conference and network with leading industry professionals.

*Conference ticket does not include Awards dinner

Hackathon Participation Requirements:

• Enrolled university students in Western Australia

• Must be available to attend in-person for the duration of the day.

• All skill-sets welcome.

Event Details:

Hosted by Synergy

Location: Synergy Co Lab

219 St George’s Terrace – Perth, WA 6000

Tuesday 3 August 2022

11am – 5pm

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