João A. Peças Lopes is Full Professor at Porto University (FEUP) where he teaches in the graduation and post-graduation areas and is Director of the Sustainable Energy Systems PhD program. He is presently Associate Director and Coordinator of the TEC4Energy initiave at INESC TEC, one of the largest R&D interface institutions of the University of Porto. He is also member of the accompanying national committee of the Portuguese recovery and resilience plan. His main domains of research are related with large scale integration of renewable power sources, power system dynamics, storage systems and security of supply, microgeneration and microgrids, smart metering, electric vehicle grid integration and exploitation of P2P using hydrogen. He is co-editor and co-author of the book “Electric Vehicle Integration into Modern Power Networks” edited by Springer. He is a Fellow from IEEE. He was Adjoint Professor of the Iowa State University and Visiting Professor of University Pontificia Comillas in Madrid.
Henrique Paiva is a native of Belo Horizonte, a fan of cheese bread, wine, football, and music. He is also the "father" of Joe, a very mischievous mutt. An electrical engineer with a master's degree in water resources, he has been working at ANEEL since 2008. For 14 years, he worked in the field of hydroelectric potential management, conducting inventory studies, feasibility studies, and basic designs for hydroelectric power plants. Since May of this year, he has been serving as Deputy Coordinator in the Energy Transition Coordination at ANEEL. A dedicated public servant and innovation enthusiast, he is always looking for better ways to generate public value in his activities at the Agency.
Rodrigo Kraemer holds a master's degree in electrical engineering with a focus on power electronics. Currently, he is the technical leader of the Sustainable Energy Center at the CERTI Foundation, working on projects related to microgrids, electromobility, energy storage systems, smart grids, and energy markets.
Maria de Fatima N. C. Rosolem is a Bachelor degree in Chemistry (UFSCar), has Master's degree in Electrochemistry (USP - São Carlos), and an MBA in Business Management. Has been working in CPQD since 1989 in the area of Energy Systems (ASE) developing studies and applications about batteries. Its current research focus is on advanced technologies for application in stationary energy storage systems and advanced batteries for electric vehicles. It operates in various technical committees in the area, such as ABNT CB 003: 021.002 (Stationary Battery Studies Commission), ABNT CE 003: 069.001 (Commission Studies Electric Highway and Industrial Vehicles) and CT-VE&H of the SAE-BRASIL (Technical Commission Electric and Hybrid Vehicles of the Society of Mobility Engineers). It has several articles published and presentations in major national and international events on stationary batteries. He worked in the organization of various events in Brazil, such as CININTEL, SeSIE, International Electric and Electric and Hybrid Vehicle Symposium of the SAE Brazil, and also outside Brazil, at MaBIC - Metal Advanced Batteries International Congress (Spain) .
Silvio Binato is a PhD in Computer and Systems Engineering and has over thirty years of experience in the electricity sector. He has been working at PSR since 2000.
In recent years, Dr. Binato has worked in several economic, financial and regulatory studies in several countries in the Americas, Europe, Asia and Africa; in areas related to system planning, generation, transmission, G&T reliability, insertion renewables, complementary services of the energy/power, among others. Among these studies are related to the energy transition: (1) the energy transition of Latin America and the Caribbean, a 2050 view of its opportunities and challenges, to CAF; and (2) cost analysis and benefits of energy transition to decarbonization of the energy and transport sectors at 2050 in Panama;
Dr. Binato also acts as coordinator of the development and maintenance activities of OPTGEN models (for optimizing of the expansion of generation and regional interconnection systems) and NETPLAN (for optimizing the expansion of transmission systems); as well as in the development of new planning methodologies. Participates as a consultant in the development of other PSR models such as the SDDP order model, used in 60 countries in the Americas, Europe, Africa and Asia-Pacific.
Dr. Binato is the author or co-author of more than 30 technical magazine articles, 3 book chapters and various international conferences.
Aline Pan holds a bachelor's degree in Physics and a master's degree in Materials Engineering from PUCRS. She completed her Ph.D. in Photovoltaic Solar Energy at the Polytechnic University of Madrid. With 25 years of experience in the field of Photovoltaic Solar Energy, she currently serves as the Coordinator and Professor of the Master's in Physics Education and as a Professor in the Energy Management Engineering Course at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul. Aline has authored more than 60 articles both nationally and internationally. She has also supervised and co-supervised more than 40 undergraduate and postgraduate students.
Moreover, Aline is a co-founder and coordinator of the Brazilian Network of Women in Solar Energy (Rede MESol), actively promoting gender equality and women's participation in the field. She is also a council member of the RS Solar Program. Aline Pan is a mother to two children, Sofia and Benício, born in 2012 and 2014, respectively.
Leandro Michels is an associate professor at the Federal University of Santa Maria (UFSM), where he works as a researcher in the areas of power electronics and PV systems. He also collaborates with the standardization of PV systems being coordinator of the Brazilian national board of the Technical Committee on Photovoltaic Systems of the IEC, and as project leader of the CEE253 commission that develops national standards for connection to the PV systems grid (NBR 16149/62150/62116). Prof. Dr. Leandro Michels has a recognized academic career in CNPq's DT1B productivity. He is also director of the UFSM Smart Grids Institute, of the Embrapii Unit for Distributed Energy Resources, and of the INRI / UFSM testing laboratory, accredited by INMETRO for testing photovoltaic inverters.
Tiago Marchesan is Director of the Technology Center of the Federal University of Santa Maria. Associate Professor III of UFSM. Professor of the Graduate Program in Electrical Engineering (PPGEE - CAPES 7). Productivity Scholarship in Technological Development and Innovative Extension of CNPq - DT2. Innovation Director of INESC P&D Brazil. He was UFSM Technology Transfer Coordinator (2014-2017). Coordinator and researcher of numerous P&D projects in partnership with public and private companies. Member of the Council of the UFSM Technology Park and the Council of the Dean of Innovation of UFSM. It was Chair and Vice Chair of various scientific events in the area of electronics and power systems. From 2018 to 2022, he was secretary of the GT A2 - CIGRE study group that defined the best practices for technical specification of transformers in Brazil. He is a member of IEEE and CIGRE and has several articles published in national and international journals and congresses. He is a researcher at the Institute of Intelligent Networks (INRI), subunit of the EMBRAPII Technology Center and Unit. Graduated in Electrical Engineering from the Federal University of Santa Maria (2003- With First Class Honors) and PhD in Electrical Engineering (2007) from the same university, with an internship at the Universidad de Oviedo, España.
Daniel Bernardon is Dean of Innovation and Entrepreneurship (PROINOVA) of the Federal University of Santa Maria (UFSM). Associate Professor 4 at UFSM. PQ-2 Research Productivity Scholarship of CNPq. Coordinator of Institutional Internationalization and PDI projects. Coordinator of the Innovation, Technology and Entrepreneurship Advisory Committee of the Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado do Rio Grande do Sul (FAPERGS). Coordinated the Postgraduate Program in Electrical Engineering (PPGEE) of UFSM (Concept CAPES 7) from 2017 to 2021. Has experience in Electrical Engineering, with emphasis on energy and electrical power systems, acting on the following subjects: Operation and distribution systems planning, intelligent electrical networks, distributed energy resources, system modeling and optimization.
Fernanda Carnielutti received the bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering in 2010 from the Federal University of Santa Maria (UFSM), Santa Maria, Brazil, where she received the master and doctoral degrees in electrical engineering in 2012 and 2015, respectively. From 2016 to 2018, she was a Professor with the Federal University of Santa Maria, campus Cachoeira do Sul. She is currently a Professor with the Federal University of Santa Maria, campus Santa Maria and a Researcher with the Power Electronics and Control Research Group (GEPOC), UFSM. Her research interests include control and modulation of static power converters, multilevel converters, power electronics for renewable energies, microgrids and model predictive control. Dr. Carnielutti is a member of the IEEE Power Electronics Society, IEEE Industrial Electronics Society, and IEEE Industry Applications Society.
Martha Adaime has been a professor at UFSM for over 30 years, currently holder of the CNPq Researcher, and participates in the Postgraduate Program in Chemistry. It is one of the coordinators of LARP (Pesticide Waste Analysis Laboratory) that has INMETRO seal for waste and contaminant analysis. She has been working in UFSM's management since 2002 as director of teaching unit, dean, chief of staff and is currently Vice Provost. He has always worked in graduation teaching qualitative, quantitative and instrumental analytical chemistry classes for the industrial chemistry and degree courses, pharmacy, agronomy, forest engineering and chemical engineering. Currently is PQ 2 of CNPq
Carmen Brum Rosa has an interdisciplinary trajectory, PhD in Electrical Engineering and Chemistry engineer from the Federal University of Santa Maria, has experiences in the areas of Production Engineering and Management in Energy Business, with a focus specialized in the evaluation of organizational performance, mathematical modeling to measure organizational competitiveness, Tools to support decision making, entrepreneurship and innovation management. She is an adjunct professor at the Department of Production and Systems Engineering at UFSM, permanent professor at the UFSM Postgraduate Program in Engineering and current coordinator of Entrepreneurial Education of the Dean of Innovation and Entrepreneurship (PROINOVA) of UFSM
Filipe Gabriel Carloto is the co-founder and CEO of Fox IoT, startup specializing in smart grid technology. With training in electrical engineering and master's degree in the same area from the Federal University of Santa Maria, coordinates projects and partnerships with large companies in the electricity sector, from the conception of new products to the market insertion.