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In 20 years, Portugal will have a 100% renewable trend in the power generation

“In 20/30 years, the most developed countries – and Portugal can be included in this group – will use a portfolio of generation technologies that is 100% tendentiously renewable in terms of the primary energies used such as solar, wind power, hidropower, biomass and even geothermal resources in order to satisfy the demand for power generation”, commented João Abel Peças Lopes, Associate Director of INESC TEC and Full Professor at the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto (FEUP). With the motto “Energy systems with 100% electrical energy resulting from renewable sources”, the debate on the energy systems of the future will begin in Porto on 29 May, the day in which it is celebrated the National Energy Day.

Portugal leads EUR 36M European project for the digitalisation of the power system

InterConnect, the project under Portuguese leadership, has just been approved by the European Commission, under the Horizon 2020 programme, to develop and demonstrate advanced solutions for the digitalisation of the electricity sector.

Over EUR 1 million to invest in R&D in the energy area – INESC TEC and EDP sign programme contract

To maximise the electricity production from renewable sources, to develop smart grids, to expand the integration of electric vehicles in the power grids, to exploit the flexibility of the demand and to study the regulation and functioning of electricity markets - these are some of the goals, for the next five years, of this R&D partnership that will be signed between INESC TEC and EDP Group on 24 May.

The digitalisation of the European power system starts with EUR 36 million and 51 entities

InterConnect – is the name of the European project that has just started and which brings together 51 European entities that will develop and test advanced solutions for the digitalisation of the power system. There will be EUR 36 million available for this project, which is the biggest European project ever led by a Portuguese institution. The Institute for Systems and Computer Engineering, Technology and Science (INESC TEC) will be responsible for the project and four other Portuguese institutions, like EDP Distribuição, SONAE MC, Schneider Electric Portugal and Domótica SA., will participate in it.

New technologies will be developed in Europe in order to promote a greater integration of renewable energy sources

12 institutions from six European countries have come together in order to develop technologies capable of improving the performance of forecasting systems for the production of renewable energy by at least 15%, and thus contributing to an increase of the integration of production of these energy sources. The impact on society? A reduction on CO2 emissions and an impact on the performance of power grids and on electricity market prices.

Europe invests €18M in upgrading hydroelectric power plants to meet renewable energy production targets

In Portugal, the Frades, Alqueva, Alto Lindoso and Caniçada dams will test various technological solutions to improve the plants' performance.

New platform aims to improve energy performance of buildings

Building owners and investors will be able to benefit from innovative active control solutions for smart buildings, to be piloted in Portugal and Belgium

Portugal tests innovative smart grid technology with residential and business customers

The implementation stage takes place in Alcochete, Caldas da Rainha, Mafra and Valverde

Artificial Intelligence reduces energy consumption up to 20% in wastewater treatment plants

Researchers from the Institute for Systems and Computers Engineering, Technology and Science (INESC TEC) developed the e-Predator Artificial Intelligence system, in partnership with Águas do Tejo Atlântico, part of the Águas de Portugal Group.

ECOplay: the mobile application that helps you save energy

ECOplay, the mobile application that helps you save energy, is available for free download - for iOS and Android smartphones. The application, developed by a European consortium led by the Institute for Systems and Computers Engineering, Technology and Science (INESC TEC), aims to help Portuguese people change certain small daily habits that can make a difference from a financial and environmental point of view.

Portuguese technology will facilitate the access to identification documents by citizens across the world

According to the UN and the World Bank, approximately one billion people worldwide do not own a legal identification document, an obstacle that can limit their access to essential services, such as healthcare and education. The IDINA - Inclusive Non-Authoritative Digital Identity, led by the Institute for Systems and Computers Engineering, Technology and Science (INESC TEC), aims to create an effective and inclusive identification platform open to all citizens, in countries that do not have central identification systems (civil registration infrastructures).

Portuguese project focuses on reducing the carbon footprint of supercomputers and data centres

The main goal of the Sustainable HPC project is reducing energy consumption by 60% and costs by 30%.

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