/ 12 November 2020

A TEAM of Electrical Engineering students from the Batangas State University placed second at the 2020 International Energy and Electricity Market Business Decision Simulation Online Competition.

The team was composed of Russ Jacob Pacia, Darell Bien Pascua, Vincent Abubo, and Kier Paolo Doce. It was coached by Engr. Rodel Tejada, Instructor at the Electrical Engineering department of BSU Pablo Borbon Main campus.

The competition, which was held from September 30 to November 1, was hosted by the Shanghai University of Electric Power.

“The competition aimed to gather the brightest minds in the energy and electricity market business in order to solve various business problems. The objective is to operate a company in a competitive electricity market through business simulation, provided by Cesim Company from Finland with teams from China, Thailand, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Vietnam, and the Philippines taking part in the event,” the university said.

The students said that the competition equipped them with industry knowledge and developed not only engineering-related skills, but their competence in the field of business and technopreneurship.

The university will host next year’s competition.

BatStateU President Dr. Tirso Ronquillo said that the university will prepare for the event as it is expected that it will attract many teams from various countries.

This year, 53 teams from Asian countries joined the contest.