IMPROVE SAFETY AND HELP SOLVE $1B PROBLEM FOR THE GLOBAL ELECTRIC UTILITY INDUSTRY
When an unexpected event causes a power plant outage, an entire city can become unplugged affecting millions of people. Due to extreme heat conditions during electricity generation, it can take up to 36 hours for a power plant to cool down to a level that someone with personal protective equipment can safely enter to inspect and repair equipment after an outage. It’s not only potentially hazardous work, but also increases the time it takes for us to begin generating electricity again. It’s estimated that hundreds of power plants are offline globally in part due to outage-related inspections representing more than $1 billion in lost power capacity.
Our mission is to provide safe, reliable and sustainable energy solutions in the markets we serve and our first value is to put safety first for our people, contractors and communities. While it’s important that we provide reliable energy and recover from an outage quickly, it’s even more important that we do it safely.
Help us solve this extreme challenge. We’re looking for people like you to develop innovative unmanned solutions that can resist extreme heat to keep our people safe, reduce plant downtime and improve energy availability making us a safer, smarter workplace.
Submit your idea today and help us #beattheheat.
ABOUT THE SPONSOR
The AES Corporation (NYSE: AES) is a Fortune 200 global power company. We provide affordable, sustainable energy to 17 countries through our diverse portfolio of distribution businesses as well as thermal and renewable generation facilities. Our workforce of 21,000 people is committed to operational excellence and meeting the world’s changing power needs. Our 2015 revenues were $15 billion and we own and manage $37 billion in total assets. To learn more, please visit www.aes.com.