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April 02, 2014

National Clean Energy Business Plan Competition Announces Southeast Regional Winner

On March 26, Energy Internet, a student-led start-up from the Georgia Institute of Technology, was announced as the Southeast regional winner of the Energy Department's National Clean Energy Business Plan Competition.

Ten finalists, representing seven universities from across the Southeast, competed for the top prize at the ACC Clean Energy Challenge. Technologies presented included novel wave energy technologies, high-efficiency woodstoves, and biofuels production. Ultimately, Energy Internet took home the top prize of $100,000.

Energy Internet has developed a new approach and solution to address cyber and control challenges facing the power grid with a decentralized, autonomous, Internet-like control architecture and a learning control software system. This distributed control architecture is designed to help integrate significantly more renewable energy into the grid. The company’s technology was developed at Georgia Tech through an ARPA-e grant, under the Green Energy Network Integration program. For the complete story, see the EERE Blog.