Janet Namutebi

Class of 2023-2024

Makerere University
Software Engineering

Why did you choose ESTEEM?

I chose ESTEEM because my interest was sparked by the significance of entrepreneurship, creativity, and innovation in the technology and engineering domain found within this program. As a software engineer, I recognized the need to enhance my creative and innovative skills to effect profound change and positively impact communities. Not only has the program immersed me in the world of engineering, technology, and entrepreneurship, but it also provided me with opportunities to directly apply learned skills to real-world situations through the captivating capstone project.

What is your Capstone Project and why are you excited about it?

The realm of energy storage assets plays a crucial role in providing electricity to homes and buildings while also storing excess electricity for future use. However, despite the potential of these energy storage assets, they often remain underutilized due to obstacles surrounding operational control and optimization. To address this challenge, Energy Vault, a Swiss-based global energy storage company, has developed a revolutionary software energy management platform to unlock the untapped capabilities of energy storage assets and optimize their utilization for the benefit of all stakeholders. Energy Vault's vision is to overcome the technical challenges associated with coordinating the dispatch of these assets and establish efficient markets for renewable energy sustainability. By integrating diverse energy storage assets, Energy Vault aims to maximize energy utilization, thus addressing control and monetization issues within large networks of distributed energy resources. Energy Vault's primary focus is to aid in identifying the target market, paving the way for the creation of a robust technology roadmap and technical approach to tackle current challenges in optimizing energy utilization.

What do you hope to do after ESTEEM?

After completing the ESTEEM program, I aspire to emerge as a visionary leader, poised to make a significant impact in either the broader technology industry, the renewable energy sector, or the fintech domain. My vision entails harnessing my technical expertise, entrepreneurial drive, and unwavering commitment to effect profound change and enhance the well-being of communities globally through fostering creativity and innovation. I am eagerly anticipating the path that will transform this dream into tangible reality.

What do you like to do in your free time?

In my free time I enjoy finidng adventure and traveling.

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