2016 EMCC

2016 Energy in Emerging Markets Case Competition

We are excited to announce the date of the Duke MBA Energy in Emerging Markets Case Competition!

When: Tuesday, November 1st, 2016

Save the date and check back for more information throughout the year on how to register. Please feel free to contact Chris (Christopher.Dougher@duke.edu) or Paul (Paul.T.Lee@duke.edu) with questions.

See you in November!



The Energy in Emerging Markets Case Competition (EEMCC), sponsored by the MBA Energy Club, engages diverse and creative teams to address real energy challenges affecting the developing world.  The one-day competition connects students, academia, and industry in pursuit of unconventional business-based solutions that expose unrecognized opportunities with positive social and environmental impact. Showcasing analytical and presentation skills, future leaders in the energy industry can demonstrate their global mindset, innovative thinking, and passion.


2015 Recap: Thanks for a Great Competition!

The EEMCC host team would like to thank all of our competitors, sponsors, and supporters for making this year’s competition, our 3rd annual, the best yet! A total of 14 teams from across the country and Canada came to compete, network, and share their enthusiasm for energy, and it was a pleasure getting to know all of you.

A special congratulations to our winners

1st Place – Cornell

Rishi Sangvhi (MBA, 2016)

L. Aidan Renaghan (MBA/MPA, 2017)

Riccardo Pizzi (M. Eng, 2016)

Carlos Palacios Tayro (MBA, 2017)

Vince Kapur (MBA, 2017)

2nd Place – Michigan

John Dooley (MBA/MS, 2016)

Tyler Thompson (MBA, 2017)

William Ketter (MBA/MS, 2016)

Shukun Ma (MBA, 2016)

John Serron (MBA/MS, 2016)

3rd Place – Duke

Santosh Subramaniam (M. Eng, 2016)

Jimmy Kozlow (MBA, 2017)

Nehal Modak (MBA, 2017)

Samat Toibayev (MBA, 2017)


2015 Case

OGE - Isologotype - Hi Res - White_BackgroundThe 2015 case content was sponsored by Off.Grid:Electric (OGE), the world’s first massively scalable “solar as a service” company. Under itsMPOWER brand, Off.Grid:Electric distributes high-quality lighting and energy services to communities that cannot access or afford the electrical grid. They employ local agents who specialize in matching their offerings to customer needs and providing all necessary maintenance, with the aim of making renewable energy services available to millions of households across Africa.  Established in Arusha, Tanzania, Off.Grid:Electric has built a thriving business that employs hundreds of Tanzanians to serve the bottom of the pyramid.  Tech and energy giants in US are taking notice, with Off.Grid:Electric receiving investments from Solar City, Vulcan Capital, and the Omidyar Network. For more information, please visit offgrid-electric.com.


Energy Conference

We are excited to announce that this year’s competition will be held back-to-back with the 8th annual Duke University Energy Conference, and our judges and contestants are welcome to attend free of charge!  

This conference will capitalize on Duke University’s position as a prestigious academic partner at the center of the global energy conversation. The conference will present balanced discussions with powerful speakers, covering crucial topics. Keynotes will be announced soon! As we dive into the key factors of Investing in the Energy Future, our speakers will answer the following questions:

  • What will be the model for utilities of the future?
  • How do energy and environmental policy impact business strategies?
  • How do you get technology out of the laboratory?
  • What are the impacts and expectations of the recent drop in oil prices?



Contact Us

For any other questions regarding the competition, please contact Chris Dougher at Christopher.Dougher@duke.edu or Paul Lee at Paul.T.Lee@duke.edu