Energy Policies: The Clean Energy Package - A New Electricity Market Design

Created by Karolis Gesevicius Partner on 14-Feb-2018

Thursday, 1 March 2018 at University Institute of Lisbon ISCTE-IUL, Building 2, Auditorium C103

Starts at 19:00 · Ends at 22:00, CET (Europe/Berlin)

Event Description

Community by InnoEnergy Lisbon will hold a seminar focused on unpacking the New Electricity Market Design policy proposal. It is the second element of an event series regarding the “Clean Energy for all Europeans” policy package presented by the European Commission in 2016.

The seminar brings together experts from the industry, academia and regulatory bodies, as well as students and young professionals to discuss some of the implications and current challenges of the package with a special focus on future electricity markets and its implication challenges.

Celebrating the first edition of the event CommUnity by InnoEnergy Lisbon is launching an open - free event

*  To immerse ourselves into broader discussion with better understanding of current situation regarding the Energy markets we kindly suggest browse through article 1 and article 2. We invite You to suggest Your personal questions regarding the topic here.


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 18:00 - 18:20:  Welcome & registration
 18:20 - 18:30:  Introduction to InnoEnergy and to CommUnity Energy Policies Initiative
 18:30 - 19:30:  Panel discussion about the future electricity market and renewable energy influence on it. 

                           Invited panelists:

  • Mr. Pedro Neves Ferreira - Member of the Board at EDP Produção, EDP’s Generation Business Unit;
    EDIT: Mr. Pedro Neves Ferreira informed the staff about his unavailability to join the event. 
  • Prof. António Sá da Costa - President of APREN - Portuguese Association of Renewable Energies; 
  • Prof. Carlos Calder - Lecturer at IST for Environment, Public Policies and Economics;
  • Mr. João Pinto - CEO and co-founder of IONSEED;

 19:30 - 20:00:  Q&A session with the audience and wrap-up
 20:00 - 21:00:  Hors d’oeuvres and Informal discussion


Invited panelists

Pedro Neves Ferreira has a degree in Electrotechnical Engineering at Instituto Superior Técnico (IST, Lisbon) and an MBA from INSEAD (France). Pedro started his professional career in 1998 as consultant with McKinsey & Company, working in engagements in the energy, telecoms and retail sectors. From 2001 to 2002 he worked as a senior consultant with Diamond Cluster in engagements in Portugal, Spain and Belgium. He joined EDP in 2003 in the Energy Planning Department, which he led starting 2007. His mission was to support EDP’s Board of Management in long-term energy planning decisions and portfolio definition. Since 2014 he also headed the Corporate Risk Management Department. Pedro is currently Member of the Board at EDP Produção, EDP’s Generation Business Unit.

António Sá da Costa is President of APREN - Portuguese Association of Renewable Energies and Vice President of EREF - European Renewable Energy Federation and ESHA - European Small Hydro Association. He graduated as a Civil Engineer from IST-UTL (Technical University of Lisbon) (1972) and holds a PhD and Master of Science from MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology (USA) in Water Resources (1979). He has been Associate Professor for 14 years and a consultant engineer for more than 30 years, with hundreds of studies and projects being carried out in the area of small hydroelectric power plants; He was the founder of the Enersis Group from 1988 to 2008, where he was responsible for the development of projects in the wind and wave sector and was Vice-President of APE - Associação Portuguesa da Energia from 2003 to 2011.


João Pinto has a degree in Mechanical Engineering at University of Coimbra (UC, Coimbra), was a PhD candidate for Mechanical Engineering (UC) and Aerodynamics at Pierre and Marrie Curie University (UPMC, Paris). Joao is serial entrepreneur and researcher involved with high-tech startups since 2004. 2007-2013 – CEO and co-founder of Drive by Dreams; 2011-2013 – CTO and co-founder at sciven startup; since 2008 – R&D engineer at ADAI – few of João’s milestones in professional career. Currently leading his co-founded startup IONSEED which focuses on high performance Internet Of Things (IOT) infrastructure for distributed energy management and storage.


Carlos Maria Ubach Chaves e David Calder has a Bachelor Honorus degree in Political Science obtained at the Concordia University (Montreal, Canada), a Master of Science in Economics from the London School of Economics and Political Science (London, England), a specialization in Comparative and Public Politics from the Institud d’Études Politiques de Paris (Paris, France) and a PhD in Political Science from the Institut d’Études Politiques de Paris (Paris, France). Carlos has an interesting professional career that started in 1992 as Auxiliar professor in Political Science in the Universidade Autónoma de Lisboa. Professors' interests in public policies started in agriculture and environmental issues shifting to energy policies in his postdoctoral researches. Now he is a lecturer for Environment, Public Policies and Economics at IST.





University Institute of Lisbon ISCTE-IUL, Building 2, Auditorium C103

Av. das Forças Armadas 376, 1600-077 Lisbon Portugal