BatStateU hosts Int’l Energy and Electricity Market Business Decision Simulation Online Competition

BATANGAS CITY – Participants from countries all over Asia convened for the official opening ceremony of the 3rd International Energy and Electricity Market Business Decision Simulation Online Competition held virtually via Zoom and streamed live through the official BatStateU Facebook page, Sept. 7.

Initiated by Shanghai University of Electric Power (SUEP) in 2019, this year’s competition is hosted by Batangas State University, therefore being the first university to host the competition outside China. It aims to enhance business application and innovation capabilities of students in the energy and electric power industry, and build a platform for international friendship among students from all over the world. Participating countries include China, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam, and the Philippines.

Senator Joel Villanueva, Chairman of the Philippine Senate Committee on Higher, Technical and Vocational Education served as keynote speaker during the program. In his message, he commended the collaboration between BatStateU and SUEP in utilizing the power of digital technology to enhance the innovative capabilities of the students and encourage international friendship and camaraderie.

“I am confident that this international competition will substantially prepare our students for the world of work where business decision-making is a very critical component,” Sen. Villanueva said.

BatStateU President Dr. Tirso A. Ronquillo, in his remarks, shared the significant impact of the competition in strengthening the power of innovation and entrepreneurship mindset of students from international partner universities.

“This will engage students in real-life cases in power business and other related innovations that are needed in the future energy and power industry market,” Pres. Ronquillo shared in his message.

A total of twenty-nine (29) teams will participate in the competition hailing from various universities from participating countries. Five (5) teams composed of Electrical Engineering students from BatStateU will represent the Philippines in the competition.

SUEP President Dr. Li Hexing expressed his pleasure with the great interest young students have shown to participate in the event.

“As we know, international communication can bring great benefits for each other. For higher education, it can create a better academic atmosphere and provide a good chance for students to learn and exhibit their knowledge and ability.” Dr. Li Hexing said in his message.

The mode of competition will be purely online. The competition is composed of various parts including the preliminary round, semi-final round, final round, and online defense which is expected to culminate in December. The simulation platform for the competition will be provided by CESIM company from Finland.

Last year, Red Spartan team ‘Spartan Kingsmen’ won 2nd prize in the international competition while two (2) other teams – Red Wanderers and BatStateU Lumiere – both received special prizes.

More details about the competition proper can be accessed through the University website at

Batangas State University is a Level IV state university in the CALABARZON region, and the only SUC in the country accredited by the US Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) for its Engineering and Information Technology programs. It is rated 3 stars in the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) list of top universities and has the highest number of ASEAN Engineers faculty among Philippine higher education institutions.

For inquiries, contact:

Engr. Edzel M. Gamab

Director, External Affairs Office

Batangas State University

+63 917 524 1772

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