In the future, energy will become more precious than ever as the finite resources we're using today become rarer. In the award-winning simulation Energy City, you decide how to keep the lights on and the power flowing by choosing new technologies, building power plants and listening to the needs and desires of the citizens in your city. Are you up to the challenge? Explore the power of hydroelectric dams, solar panels, wind turbines, coal plants, biofuels and even stranger sciences.
Created in partnership with the JASON Project, Energy City partners students with famed real-world scientist and researcher Dr. Martin Keller. It introduces students to the basic concepts of energy production, conservation, and management as part of a larger science curriculum. In their role as the energy manager of a city, students are empowered to research new technologies, create power plants or upgrade old ones and learn the benefits of a diverse energy portfolio. Students will learn the differences between fossil fuels and renewable energy sources as well as the benefits and drawbacks of each. Students can harness the power of the sun, wind, tide, geothermal and many more technologies. Students can unlock new levels, experiment between different challenges and scenarios, and choose between multiple strategies to succeed in powering their city. In 2010, Energy City along with its co-entries Transform It! and Coaster Creator jointly won CODiE! Award for Best Education Game or Simulation.