Renewable energy challenge by Enel | Construction sites operational improvements

Enel is looking for a smart device to make excavations at its sites safer and more effective.

Timeline and phases

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The submission phase lasts 6 weeks, from February 5, 2021 to March 21, 2021, during which the participants can send in their proposals.
Please note the solution requirements and address all project deliverables.

Enel will evaluate the proposals to select the participants admitted to the subsequent mentoring phase.



This phase lasts 2 weeks, from March 29, 2021 to April 11, 2021, during which the selected Solvers will benefit from mentoring of an Enel technical expert in order to refine their proposed solution.

Enel will evaluate the proposals to select the participants admitted to the subsequent digital pitch.



The selected participants will present their solutions to Enel's jury though a digital pitch.
Enel will evaluate the proposals to select the challenge winner.

Deliverable details

Detailed description content


The detailed description of the proposed device must allow for a feasibility assessment by Enel Green Power and include (without limitation):

  • A description of all electronic/electric/mechanical/physical processes involved;
  • Reference to the physical phenomena applied, if any, and to their effects on the results or capabilities;
  • A description of components and machine integration (please note: the proposed solution should avoid any modification on the machine);
  • A description of the necessary activities, for installation on the machine, adding any useful cost estimates for the supply and the integration for the operation;
  • A detailed description of the overall cost of the process.



Please add any:
  • data;
  • case studies;
  • patent;
  • journal references;
  • or any other additional material that supports the proposed solution.

Counterparty Analysis Questionnaire

Participants must fill in the Counterparty Analysis Questionnaire and attach it, in PDF format, to their proposal presentation. The questionnaire is required by EGP in order to complete the evaluation phase and  to select the winner.

What happens next?

After the Challenge deadline, Enel will complete the review process and make a decision with regard to the winning solution.




Enel will evaluate the proposal using the following criteria:

  • Compliance to Solution Requirements;
  • Overall scientific and technical feasibility of the proposed solution;
  • Economic potential of the concept (e.g. Total Cost of Ownership);
  • Novelty and creativity;
  • Completeness of provided information.


If the reward includes the opportunity to collaborate with Enel, once one or more suitable solutions have been identified, Enel will reserve the opportunity to start a collaboration, by way of example, on all or part of the following activities:

  • Test execution;
  • Supply of prototypes (if the solution includes equipment);
  • Installation and site tests;
  • Follow up and monitoring of the proposed idea behavior.


Participants will receive feedback once the evaluation phase is complete.

Winners will be contacted by a Enel representative to discuss the next steps.