Game for a Challenge?

Prizes for the Energy Challenge were presented by Mr Bernard Nee (centre right), EMA's Assistant CE, and Mr Dennis Chin (centre left), Vice President & Head of Sembcorp Utilities, Singapore.

Some 88 youths from the Institute of Technical Education, polytechnics and universities participated in the inaugural Sembcorp-EMA Energy Challenge, a Power Quest computer simulation game developed by EMA and Sembcorp.

Players had to solve practical real-world issues that power professionals face in the course of their work. Participants found the gameplay "both entertaining and educational".

The Energy Challenge saw 12 students from ITE College West, Singapore Polytechnic and the National University of Singapore walk away with the top prizes of cash and internship opportunities with Sembcorp.

In the weeks leading up to the event, participants also went on learning journeys to power facilities such as Sembcorp's plant on Jurong Island and Pulau Ubin Micro-grid Test-bed. This was to give them an insight into energy supply and career opportunities in the Power sector.

This is the third Energy Connect programme for youths, held in conjunction with Energy Forum 2015.

Participants fuel up for a team discussion at the Sembcorp-EMA Energy Challenge competition.