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Code Green: RWE's Green Tech Challenge

Unleash the potential of your tech skills to drive sustainability! RWE Renewables is on a quest for tech enthusiasts who are ready to blend their passion for software development with a commitment to renewable energy. Join the RWE #CodeGreen challenge and develop a first prototype or concept to monitor/ optimize energy consumption of RWEs tech stack. Dive into the world of RWE and stand a chance to kickstart your career with exciting job opportunities waiting for you!
Deadline: August 16, 2024 (11:59PM)

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  • 🏆  Rewards
    Prize money of 1.000€ + career opportunities at RWE Renewables
  • đź•‘  Deadline
    Aug 16, 2024, 9:59:00 AM
  • 🌎 Scope


  • đź’ˇ Questions

    If you have questions you are welcome to address those in our Q&A Calls

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How can you take part?

Participating in the RWE Code Green Challenge is your chance to sustainabilize the Energy sector. Here is what you have to do:


  • You can take part alone or as a team of up to 4 people.
  • Use the provided application template to get to the heart of your idea and introduce yourself and, if applicable, your team.
  • If you want, you can supplement your submission with additional materials such as video presentations, pitch decks or visuals.

Criteria & Guidelines

  • Your solution can either be a concept or a tool.
  • Consider an initial market research to dive deep into the current landscape with a thorough market analysis to understand where RWE Renewables stands in the realm of energy-efficient software.
  • Consider a portfolio analysis and delve into an examination of a tech stack portfolio, development processes, or hosting environments to pinpoint areas ripe for energy efficiency enhancements.

Guiding Questions

Consider the following questions as inspiration for your solution development.

Status Quo & Market research:

  • Investigate existing applications or startups dedicated to reducing energy consumption in software. How do these solutions align or differ from RWE's objectives?
  • Assess the necessity and feasibility of developing bespoke scripts or tools for resource optimization within RWE's application ecosystem.
  • What are industry standards for energy consumption in similar application portfolios?
  • Research and illustrate current industry standards for similar software portfolio to identify opportunities for innovation and efficiency enhancement.
  • Portfolio Analysis & Implementation:
  • Are there any tools that automate energy consumption audits within RWE's CI/CD pipelines, ensuring continuous monitoring and optimization?
  • Develop a comprehensive strategy to monitor and visualize energy consumption across the software portfolio. This could include any kind of visualisation (e.g. dashboards) that not only tracks energy usage in real-time but also identifies inefficiencies and potential areas for improvement.
  • Assess the potential for implementing automated alerts or actions when certain thresholds are exceeded, enabling proactive management of energy consumption and fostering a culture of continuous improvement in software sustainability.
  • Optimization of Energy Consumption:
  • What improvements should be made in the current portfolio?
  • Can you create a set of coding guidelines that serve as a blueprint for energy-efficient software development?
  • Can you think of ways to develop an AI-based tool that helps auto-updates in applications for them to be more energy efficient?
  • How can energy consumption of current databases and APIs be optimized?


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