At the end of last year, it was that time again: Smart Energy Systems students participated once more in the two-day business game workshop EnergyNext. The aim of the workshop is to link the theoretical lecture content in the various areas of an energy company.
Divided into six teams, the students slipped into the roles of energy company, government and bank. In addition to developing, implementing and complying with energy and financial policy guidelines, the students had to make the right decisions in the role of management personnel in the competition for energy generation, energy trading and sales in order to ensure future-oriented power plant operations.
In addition to acting economically on the electricity market, this also includes skillful negotiations with the bank and lobbying with the government. Ultimately, however, the customers won determine who can generate the highest profit. However, the future cannot always be planned.