First “Brainstorm on SMART ENERGY”

Date: June 15th, 2010
Venue: Centro Científico e Cultural de Macau, Lisbon (
Local Organizer: António Vidigal (EDP Inovação)
Program Chair: Inês Lima Azevedo (CMU)
Event Co-Chairs: Marija Ilic (CMU) and Luís Magalhães (UMIC)
Coordination: José Moura (CMU), Paulo Ferrão (MIT-Portugal), João Barros (CMU-Portugal)
(access to this event requires an invitation)


Breakfast will be served

9:30 – 9:40

Welcoming remarks - Manuel Heitor and António Vidigal

9:40 – 9: 50

Agenda and goals for the workshop – Marija Ilic and Luís Magalhães

9:50 – 10:20

Short introduction from all workshop participants (Moderator: Marija Ilic)

10:20 – 11:00

Brainstorming session 1: Learning from pilot experiences of smart grids in Portugal (Moderator: António Vidigal; several participants will lead the discussion)

11:00 – 11:40

Brainstorming session 2: Key Technological challenges with smart grids (Moderator: Marija Ilic; several participants will lead the discussion)

11:40 – 12:00

Summary of findings from Session 1 and 2

12:00 – 13:00

Guest Lunch Speaker: Funding Opportunities in EU and Beyond (Moderator: Luís Magalhães)

13:00 – 13:30

Brainstorming session 3: Consumer interaction, public policies and interaction with other services and technologies (Moderator: Paulo Ferrão)

13:30 – 14:30

Brainstorming session 4: Research Needs: What are the fundamental research needs in the “smart grids” area? What are key technological, regulatory, and economic and policy related mechanisms that need to be aligned if smart grids are to be pursued in Portugal? (Moderators: Marija Ilic and António Vidigal; several participants will lead the discussion)

14:30 – 14:45

Summary of findings and closing remarks

“SMART ENERGY Brainstorms”: R&D for the Future of Smart Energy Grids: fostering pilot experiences in Portugal more