Ural school students win gold and silver at the national round of the Play Energy-2017 international project

Published on Wednesday, 17 January 2018

Junior age category, grade 5-8

1st place

Sredneuralskaya GRES, Dream City (Vocational School No. 7, Berezovsky)

2nd place

Reftinskaya GRES, Knowledge is Power (School No. 15, Reftinskiy Urban District

3rd place

Konakovskaya GRES, Solar Bus Stop (School No. 9, Konakovo)

Senior age category, grade 9-11

1st place

Reftinskaya GRES, Dream Plant (Polytechnic College, Asbest)

2nd place

Sredneuralskaya GRES, Don’t Be Blind to Someone Else's Problem

(School No. 107 and No. 200 Yekaterinburg, School No. 1 Verkhnyaya Pyshma)

3rd place

Nevinnomysskaya GRES, " Energy is Life"

(Nevinnomyssk Energy College, Nevinnomyssk)

Special nominations


Grade 5-8: Clean Planet

(School No. 12, Nevinnomyssk)



Grade 9-11: LED Flannelgraph Tablet (School No. 15, Pervouralsk)

Over the nine years that Play Energy has existed in Russia, projects presented by Reftinskaya GRES have been four-time winners of the national round of the competition. The authors had the opportunity to visit Italy and attend the international award ceremony. They were called up on the same stage with their peers from other countries, where Enel is operating.

Let’s recall that in the Play Energy-2017 season, the participants focused on innovative energy, defined by five key words: Efficiency, Cooperation, Innovation, Technology and Availability.

The students were supported by power engineers themselves to unleash their potential and learn something new during open classes, excursions to power plants, and discussions of didactic materials provided to the school students. According to the rules of the competition, the winners were determined in two age categories: grade 5-8 and grade 9-11.

It should be noted that in 2015, the Play Energy project was honored with a first degree diploma from the National Competition of Youth Inventions and Educational Initiatives in the field of energy in the nomination "Best Practices of Russian Companies and fuel & energy Organizations in the Development and Implementation of Educational, Vocational and Motivation Projects for Schoolchildren, College Students and Young Specialists (under the age of 35 years)" as part of the Youth Day of the IV International Forum ENES 2015.

For more information about the Dream Plant, please follow the link