Energy transition in Brazil
Luiz Carlos Pereira da Silva
Professor, University of Campinas (UNICAMP), Brazil
Luiz Carlos Pereira Da Silva received a B.Sc. degree in electrical engineering from Universidade Federal de Goiás, Goiás, Brazil, in 1994, and the M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Campinas (UNICAMP), Campinas, Brazil, in 1997 and 2001, respectively. In 1999, was a Visitant Researcher at the University of Alberta, Canada. In 2008, he was a Visitant Professor at the Technical University of Denmark-DTU. He is currently a Professor at the Department of Systems and Energy, UNICAMP. His research interests include energetic efficiency, optimization, planning, and control of electrical power systems, and applications of artificial intelligence in power systems.
Artificial Intelligence Applied in the Electricity Sector as a Strategic Investment Theme in the Research, Development and Innovation Program of ANEEL
Paulo Luciano de Carvalho
Secretary of Innovation and Energy Transition, Brazilian Electricity Regulatory Agency, Brazil
Paulo Luciano de Carvalho graduated in Electrical Engineering from the Universidade Estadual Paulista - Unesp (1993), Master in Electrical Engineering from the Federal University of Engineering of Itajubá - UNIFEI (1997) and postgraduate degree in Business Strategy from Fundação Getúlio Vargas - FGV (2004). He is a public servant with a career specializing in the regulation of public energy services. He began his activities at ANEEL with the Superintendency of Inspection of Electricity Services, later joining the teams of the Superintendence of Concessions, Permissions and Authorizations for Transmission and Distribution - SCT, the Superintendency of Regulation of Transmission Services – SRT and the Advisory Board from ANEEL. From March 2018 he assumed the Superintendence of Research and Development and Energy Efficiency. In May 2023, he took on the role of Secretary of Innovation and Energy Transition at ANEEL.
Explainable AI for energy and smart grids: from concepts to real-world applications
Zita A. Vale
Professor, Coordenadora Principal, Polytechnic of Porto, Portugal
Zita Vale is a Full Professor of Electrical Engineering at the Institute of Engineering – Polytechnic of Porto (ISEP). She is Co-Editor-in-Chief of Applied Energy and has been involved in over 60 funded projects focused on developing and using artificial intelligence techniques such as Knowledge-Based systems, Multi-Agent systems, Neural networks, Particle Swarm Intelligence, and Data Mining. With more than 200 published journal papers, her research focuses on Power and Energy Systems, specifically in the application of Artificial Intelligence techniques. Zita Vale received her PhD from the University of Porto in 1993, and her Habilitation in 2003.
Hierarchies of Controllers for the Future Weather-Driven Smart Energy System
Professor and section head in Stochastic Dynamical Systems, Technical University of Denmark
Henrik Madsen is a distinguished professor of Mathematical Statistics with a specialization in Stochastic Dynamical Systems at the Technical University of Denmark. He has over 35 years of experience in the analysis and modeling of stochastic dynamics systems, with a particular interest in energy systems, environmental systems, and finance. Henrik has authored or co-authored over 650 papers and 12 books on various topics, including Time Series Analysis, General and Generalized Linear Models, Integrating Renewables in Electricity Markets, and Statistics for Finance. He has received numerous awards and honors, including the title of Knight of the Order of Dannebrog by Her Majesty the Queen of Denmark in 2016 and Doctor HC at Lund University in 2017.
The importance of supervising energy consumption and production
Marcelo Stehling de Castro
Professor, Federal University of Goiás, Brazil
Marcelo Stehling de Castro is a highly experienced professor in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the Federal University of Goiás, Brazil, where he has been teaching since 1996. He has extensive expertise in the areas of Smart Cities, Smart Grids, Sustainability, Network Engineering, and Optical Communications. His research interests include communications networks, process management, and engineering education. He has played an active role in coordinating and participating in various research and development projects funded by ANEEL (Brazil's National Electric Energy Agency). With over 25 years of experience in academia, Marcelo is a recognized authority in his field and a valuable asset to the academic community.
Application of Data Analytics to Electrical Energy Systems
Professor, University of Campinas, Brazil
Prof. Walmir Freitas is a renowned expert in the areas of distribution systems, distributed generation, power quality, and protection. He has served as the Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Power Delivery and as the Chair of the IEEE/PES Working Group on Power Quality Data Analytics, earning recognition for his outstanding technical report. With over 20 years of experience, Prof. Freitas has led more than 50 R&D projects for utilities and government agencies in Brazil, Canada, and India, and has published over 80 journal papers while supervising more than 50 researchers. He holds a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Campinas and has also worked as a Visiting Professor in Canada.
Energy and Digital Agroindustry
Associate Professor, School of Agricultural Engineering, University of Campinas, Brazil
Bárbara is an Associate Professor and communication coordinator of the Sustainable Campus Project at the School of Agricultural Engineering, UNICAMP. Her research focuses on precision and digital technologies for agroindustry, with specialization in automation and control of agroindustry processes. With a MSc degree in Mechanical Engineering from Cuba and MSc and PhD degrees from UNICAMP, she has extensive experience in nationally and internationally funded projects. Bárbara also leads partnership and agreement initiatives with universities across Europe, Central and South America, and the United States.
Energy Informatics Educational Design
Bo Nørregaard Jørgensen
Professor, founder and head of SDU Center for Energy Informatics
Professor, Dr. Bo Nørregaard Jørgensen is the founder and head of the Center for Energy Informatics at the University of Southern Denmark. Center for Energy Informatics is an interdisciplinary research center focusing on digital solutions for facilitating the transition toward a sustainable energy system. The center’s research is conducted in close collaboration with industrial partners, public bodies, and government agencies. Dr. Jørgensen research focuses on digital solutions for integration of the demand-side with the supply-side in the energy sector, from the technology and business perspectives. He holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Southern Denmark, a M.Sc. and a B.Sc. in Computer System Engineering from Odense University, Denmark.