Portugal Renewable Summit 2018

Portugal Renewable Summit 2018

APREN holded its Annual Conference on October 9, at Fundação Oriente, under the theme Market and Renewables.

 

The 2018 edition was special, as it marked the 30th anniversary of the Association. To mark this date, we decided to "renew" the event by changing its name. So, the APREN Conference is now Portugal Renewable Summit!  

 

As in previous editions, the event featured the interventions of some of the leading experts on renewable energy.

 

It was also announced the winner of APREN Award 2018 - an initiative that aims to disclose, to the renewable electricity sector, academic dissertations carried out in Portuguese higher education institutions contributing to technology transfer and knowledge dissemination between research institutions and companies.

Program

October 9, Fundação Oriente (Lisbon)

Opening (09:00 - 09:15)

  • António Sá da Costa, President of APREN - Portuguese Renewable Energy Association

 

1st morning session: Market - European Trends (09:15 – 10:45)

Moderator: Camilo Lourenço, Journalist

  • Christopher Jones, Part-time Professor of Energy Law, European University Institute, Florence and Principal, Baker & McKenzie - The Clean Energy for All European Package, it's implications for business
  • Aurélie Beauvais, Policy Director at SolarPower Europe - Auctions and PPAs in Europe
  • Heikki Willstedt Mesa, Energy and Climate Change Policies Director, Asociación Empresarial Eólica - Auctions in the Spanish market

 

Debate

 

Coffe Break (10:45 - 11:15)

 

Manuel Caldeira Cabral, Minister of the Economy (11:15 - 11:30)

 

2nd morning session: Market - Evolution and New Paradigm (11:30 – 13:00)

Moderator: Camilo Lourenço, Journalist

  • Berto Martins, Deputy Director for Energy Markets at EDP S.A - Renewables and ancillary services markets
  • Josh Roberts, Advocacy Officer of REScoop - Renewable energy communities & the EU's Clean Energy Package: new opportunities for citizens in Europe's energy transition
  • Javier Revuelta, Principal, Pöyry Management Consulting - Outlook for Renewable Energies in Iberia in 2020-2030

 

Debate 

 

Lunch (13:00 - 14:15)

 

APREN Award 2018 (14:15 - 15:00)

 

Afternoon session: Renewables in 2030-2050 (15:00 – 17:00)

Moderator: Camilo Lourenço, Journalist

  • Adolfo Mesquita Nunes, CDS/PP
  • Hugo Costa, Deputado do PS
  • João Ferreira, PCP
  • Jorge Costa, BE
  • Salvador Malheiro, PSD

 

Closing (17:00 - 17:30)

  • João Pedro Matos Fernandes, Minister of the Environment
  • António Sá da Costa, President of APREN - Portuguese Renewable Energy Association
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APREN Award

Ricardo Prata (PhD) and Gabriel Maciel (Master), both from Instituto Superior Técnico, are the winners of the APREN Award 2018!

 

Ricardo Prata was distinguished thanks to his thesis entitled "Regulatory Framework Design and Market Response Interactions under Growing Solar and Wind Generation Deployment in the Portuguese Electrical Energy System". As for Gabriel Maciel, he won the Award through the thesis "Development and Mechanical Design of a Foundation for an Offshore Wind Turbine".

 

Also worthy of mention are the second places awarded to Francesca Poggi (PhD), from Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas da Universidade Nova de Lisboa, for the thesis "SMART RURAL: Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energies in Rural Space", and Filipe Fernandes, from Instituto Superior Técnico, for the thesis "Dispatch of a Reversible Water Plant in the Daily Market and in the Secondary Band Market".

 

Honors were awarded to Sara Freitas (PhD), from Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa, for the thesis "Photovoltaic potential in building façades", Filipe Francisco (Master), from Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto, for the thesis "Synthesis of three-dimensional hematite photoelectrodes for photoelectrochemical cells" and João Marques (Master), from Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto, for the thesis "Power Distribution Planning Under Distributed Generation Uncertainty".

 

Congratulations to all!

 

To consult the poster / summary of Ricardo Prata thesis, click here.

 

To consult the poster / summary of Gabriel Maciel thesis, click here.

To read our interview with Gabriel Maciel, click here.

 

 

The APREN Award

 

APREN, with the support of EDP Produção and EDP Renováveis, promoted this year the 4th edition of this initiative, that aims to disclose, to the renewable electricity sector, academic dissertations carried out in Portuguese higher education institutions contributing to technology transfer and knowledge dissemination between research institutions and companies.

 

The APREN Award, this year dedicated to master's and doctoral theses, included an exhibition of the 25 works selected by a jury in a poster format, which took place during our Annual Conference, on October 9, at Fundação Oriente, Lisbon.

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