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João Pedro Gouveia

Senior Fellow, Energy Systems

João Pedro Gouveia is an environmental engineer with a PhD in Climate Change and Sustainable Development Policies focused on Sustainable Energy Systems, from NOVA School of Science and Technology of NOVA University of Lisbon, Portugal. He also works there as a Research Associate at the Center for Environmental and Sustainability Research (CENSE) targeting energy transitions, low carbon energy systems and related economic and policy analysis; on smart cities, energy efficiency topics, energy poverty and thermal comfort mapping and smart meters data mining.

He has worked in 5 European Union-funded research projects, and 9 nationally funded by Portuguese public and private authorities on various topics such as climate mitigation and adaptation strategies, sustainable city districts, energy efficiency measures in public buildings; national and cities’ energy systems' transitions toward low carbon economies; and integrated infrastructure project for CO2 transport and storage. João has also worked on policy support studies for the Portuguese Ministry of Environment and Economy on climate change, low carbon pathways, and renewable energy technology assessment.

João is author of more than 20 peer-reviewed publications (h-index of 10) and international conference presentations. Prior to his PhD, he completed his master’s degree in Environmental Engineering from the Faculty of Sciences and Technology at NOVA University of Lisbon, where he also completed his bachelor’s degree in Environmental Engineering Sciences.

Research Focus: 
Energy Demand Projections
Renewable Energy Infrastructure
Smart Meters
Energy Poverty
Energy Systems Modelling
Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation
Specialties: environmental engineering, energy systems, energy policy
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