Bauchau Prize

April 16, 2018



Aula Magna - Foyer Royal

On April 16, 2018 Anthony Papavasiliou will receive the Bauchau Prize 2017, prize awarded by the Bauchau family for his proposal on "Using Analytics and Optimization to Enable Africa to Leapfrog to the Energy Systems of the Future". This project responds to the aggressive renewable energy integration agenda of Africa by proposing a research project which envisions an energy future for the African continent that prevents locking into polluting, centralized fossil fuels, and instead enables a leap to the smart, people-centered, distributed renewable energy systems of the future. The project will be centered around three axes:

  • analytics tools for optimizing the use of solar electricity in existing systems;
  • planning future renewable energy systems;
  • operating future distributed energy systems.

Practical information


17:00 - 17:20: Professor Vincent BLONDEL, Rector UCL: Keynote Address
Introduction of Bauchau family
Introduction of prize Laureate
17:20 - 17:40 Professor Anthony PAPAVASILIOU, CORE, UCL
Presentation of research that will be pursued with the grant
17:40 - 18:10 Mr Bart BOESMANS, COO and CTO of  Engie's Africa Business Unit
ENGIE view/vision of technological and business opportunities and challenges in Africa
18:10 - 18:30 Award ceremony
18:30 - 20:00 Reception


Aula Magna, Foyer Royal
Place Raymond Lemaire 1
1348 Louvain-la-Neuve