Pedro Carvalho has written a piece for Jornal i, calling once more for further conversation on energy transition.

Published online this Tuesday, 01 August 2023, in A Transição Energética é elétrica (“Energy Transition is electric”), Pedro Carvalho — Sustainable Power Systems researcher at INESC-ID and Full Professor at Instituto Superior Técnico — writes on the ageing reality of our electrical grid and its impact on the power delivery demands of the future, as well as electric mobility and the continuous need for renewable production.

One can see the energy transition as aiming at addressing the challenges posed by climate change, resource depletion, and energy security through efficient transitions from fossil fuel-based sources to cleaner and more sustainable alternatives. Upgrading and modernizing the electrical grid is a crucial component of this transition, enabling it to handle higher capacities and efficiently integrate renewable energy sources like solar and wind, which are variable in nature.

It is the Sustainable Power Systems community’s hope that, by embracing the energy transition, we can create a more resilient, environmentally friendly, and future-proof energy infrastructure. At INESC-ID we do research in this new complexity and develop new control, operational and planning concepts and approaches to deal with that power system transformation.

You can read Professor Carvalho’s full piece here.