INESC ID is part the Alliance for Energy Transition (ATE) consortium led by Efacec
The Alliance for Energy Transition (ATE) and IAPMEI – the main governmental agency for economic policies targeted to Portuguese companies – signed an acceptance agreement in the scope of the Recovery and Resilience Plan, to support the development of an ecosystem for energy transition and decarbonization.
ATE is integrated in the agenda of RNC2050 – Roteiro para a Neutralidade Carbónica (Roadmap for Carbon Neutrality) and counts on a network of 80 partners, including 52 companies and 28 Institutions of the Research & Innovation System. The consortium is led by Efacec in partnership with industry partners like MC (Sonae), Capwatt, Smarternergy, Etermar, SEL (Smart Energy Lab), Tekever, PRF and Research Institutions such as INEGI, INESC ID and INESC TEC, among many others.
INESC ID will contribute to four key work packages: developing advanced protection algorithms for high renewable energy penetration, creating innovative electric vehicle charging and management solutions, introducing novel methods and services to encourage flexibility usage in residential and commercial buildings. Following this, INESC ID will take the lead in establishing a National Network of Research Laboratories aimed at fostering cooperation to expedite Portugal’s energy transition.
Envisioning a brighter future of energy in Portugal, ATE will create 420 qualified jobs in Portugal and generate an expected business volume of €550M/year, promoting the decrease of greenhouse gases (up to 3.4M tons of CO2) and developing a range of products, more than 80% of which are destined for exportation.
The consortium will exploit opportunities in the context of Decarbonization, Decentralization and Digitalization in the Energy sector, promoting, a unique competitive ecosystem in Portugal but with an international scale.
ATE projects are structured in six pillars, oriented towards strategic competitiveness and value creation in different aspects of the energy sector: energy communities and microgrids, renewable-based generation, energy efficiency and transition in industrial, commercial and residential users, and sustainable mobility and interconnection infrastructures.
INESC ID will actively contribute to three of the pillars, namely in energy efficiency and transition in industrial, commercial and residential users, and sustainable mobility and interconnection infrastructures.
According to ATE “this new value proposition will contribute to creating infrastructures that will allow the decrease of emissions in the energy sector in Portugal and in multiple international geographies”.
Original article (in PT).
INESC Brussels HUB Winter Meeting | JAN 25-26, 2024, in Porto
The INESC Winter Meeting, organized in collaboration with INESC Holding, is scheduled for January 25th and 26th, 2024, and it will be held in the city of Porto.
On January 25th, the primary goal is to bring together individuals from all five INESC institutes, fostering an environment that encourages networking, forging new connections, and collectively engaging in a forward-thinking exercise regarding the future of our research fields and the positioning of the INESC group within the European landscape.
There will be a welcome lunch, followed by an afternoon dedicated to collaboration, openness, and curiosity. The event will have a participatory approach, and will be guided by Dirk Stockmans, a highly experienced facilitator who has worked for the European Commission for the last 30 years.
Furthermore, all INESC researchers are invited to submit proposals for e-posters to be displayed at the Winter Meeting. Deadline for submissions is December 10 and more information is available here.
On January 26th, a senior administration and management committee will be held. Participants will be selected by each institute administration by invitation only.
If you would to take part on the 25th of January, please register here by November 30th.
The INESC Brussels HUB website will soon share more information about the venue and uptaded agenda.