APREN Award 2023

The APREN Award aims to distinguish the best academic master's and doctoral dissertations, written in Portuguese or English, within the scope of electricity from renewable sources, carried out in higher education institutions in Portugal.


Candidate theses are evaluated by a jury panel made up of seven other university professors from various areas of energy and renewables:


  • Prof. Maria da Graça Carvalho, Instituto Superior Técnico (President of the Jury);

  • Prof. Jorge Maia Alves, Faculty of Sciences, University of Lisbon;

  • Prof. Edgar Fernandes, Instituto Superior Técnico;

  • Prof. Patrícia Fortes, Faculty of Science and Technology, Universidade NOVA de Lisboa;

  • Prof. Bernardo Silva, Faculty of Engineering, University of Porto;

  • Prof. Pedro Carvalho, Instituto Superior Técnico;

  • Prof. Sofia Simões, LNEG.


The winners of the APREN 2023 Award have already been announced:


  • Doctorate:

    • 1st Place: António Coelho (Faculty of Engineering, University of Porto), with the dissertation “Network security participation of aggregators of multi-energy systems in multi energy markets”

    • 2nd place: Luís Barros (University of Minho), with the dissertation “Smart Power Conditioners for Electric Railway Power Grids”

  • Master's degree:

    • 1st place: Leonardo Vidas (Instituto Superior Técnico), with the dissertation “Optimal sizing of solar/wind-to-hydrogen systems in a suitable selection geospatial framework – the case of Italy and Portugal”

    • 2nd place: Luís Rodrigues (Faculty of Engineering, University of Porto), with the dissertation “Techno-Economic Feasibility Analysis of a Hydrogen Power Plant in a Market Environment”


Find out all about the winners and the delivery event here.

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