Skip to main content
  • My account My account My account
  • Ways to save Ways to save Ways to save
  • Outages Outages Outages
  • Safety Safety Safety
  • About us About us About us
  • Contact us
  • My AES
    Choose your location
    Choose location

    AES Global

    AES Local

    Andes Argentina Brasil Bulgaria Chile Colombia Dominicana El Salvador Hawai‘i Indiana México Miami Valley Lighting Ohio Panama Puerto Rico Vietnam
    Search AES

    AES Indiana announces the 2022 AES Energy Innovation Challenge

    Media advisory AES Indiana announces the 2022 AES Energy Innovation Challenge
    University Innovation Challenge

    The AES Corporation (AES), a Fortune 500 global energy company, is excited to announce the 2022 AES Energy Innovation Challenge. The Challenge is a competition that brings together teams of students from diverse backgrounds to create and present a solution to a relevant problem the energy industry is facing. Not only are we looking to challenge aspiring energy professionals, but we are also interested in exploring undiscovered solutions. Team application deadline is September 23, 2022.

    The prize-based competition is an exciting opportunity for students to gain the real-world experience, skills, and insights required to help accelerate the responsible energy transition upon graduation; all while networking with leaders from a global Fortune 500 company leading the transformation to smarter, greener energy future.

    Details about the competition:

    Team Requirements

    • Students must form their own teams
    • 3-5 students per team
    • At least two different undergraduate or graduate disciplines represented
    • All participants must be enrolled in a graduate degree or equivalent program and attend the same academic institution


    • 1st Place: Interview conversation for each team member, $10k cash prize, $1,000 donation to charity of choice
    • 2nd Place: Interview conversation for each team member, $5k cash prize, $1,000 donation to charity of choice
    • All participants: Student memberships to industry organizations, networking events with AES professionals

    Competition Timeline Team application deadline

    • Team application deadline - September 23, 2022
    • First round presentations - October 13 & 14, 2022
    • Final round presentations - October 28, 2022

    For more information, visit

    Last year’s winners were an all-female team from Johns Hopkins University. The team focused on decommissioning a Virginia-based coal power plant and replacing the lost capacity with offshore wind facilities. The proposal included the development of a gravity energy storage tower alongside a wind blade recycling facility. They reasoned that gravity energy storage was an essential component of their solution since it complimented the intermittent nature of renewable energy and ensured future grid reliability.


    About AES Indiana 
    AES Indiana, an AES Company, provides retail electric service to more than 500,000 residential, commercial and industrial customers in Indianapolis, as well as portions of other Central Indiana communities surrounding Marion County. During its long history, AES Indiana has supplied its customers with some of the lowest-cost, most reliable power in the country. For more information about the company, please Connect with AES Indiana on 
    TwitterFacebook, and LinkedIn. For more information about how AES Indiana is accelerating the future of energy, visit



    Back to top

    Copyright © 2009-2023 The AES Corporation. All rights reserved. Terms of Use | Privacy

    Reproduction in whole or in part in any form or medium without the express written permission of The AES Corporation is prohibited. AES and the AES logo are trademarks of The AES Corporation. 

    My Account
  • Pay / View Bill (sign in)
  • Payment & Billing Options
  • Connect or Disconnect Service
  • Understand Your Bill
  • Green Power
  • About Us
  • Newsroom
  • Careers
  • Customer Support
  • Contact us
  • Outages
  • Accessibility
  • Resources
  • For Business Customers
  • For Builders
  • For Community Partners
  • For Educators
  • For Suppliers
  • Jump back to top