Stakeholders online workshop: Intelligent Building Energy Management: The Present and The Future

Date: 28th April 2021
Time: 9:30 to 11:30 AM
Target: National audience – Lisboa E-Nova and VPS partners, Municipalities, Market players
Presentation Language: Spoken in Portuguese. Slides in English.

On the 1st of January 2020, a new legislative framework regulating collective self-consumption and renewable energy communities entered into force. This framework allows collective investment in RE assets and sharing of benefits. It also allows distributed consumption and generation although subjected to geographical distance constraints.

In the Lisbon pilot of the InteGRIDy project, a Building Energy Management System (BEMS) tool was implemented that provides tips on how to save in the electricity bill, optimizing for local use of photovoltaic electricity, shifting consumption to schedules with lower tariffs and using the energy stored in ice banks as flexible load.

The restricted access of Lisbon Observatories, developed by Lisboa E-Nova, will also be presented. This tool displays electricity consumption and its cost on a platform that is easy to handle and with a powerful visualization tool, for easy data interpretation, of one or more buildings, for entities that manage multiple buildings.

1. Legislative Framework – Collective Self Consumption & Energy Communities
2. Lisbon Pilot Within InteGRIDy Project: Value proposition, objectives & results achieved
3. Lisbon Observatory Platform: Who can use, why, benefits?

For more information about the tool's features and project results, join us in this webinar!


Carlos Varela Raposo - Project Manager and Energy Coordinator at Lisboa E-Nova, the Lisbon Energy and Environment Agency. He completed the Master of Mechanical Engineering at Instituto Superior Técnico in 2015, having started his professional activity at the agency since then. He currently coordinates two H2020 projects in Lisboa E-Nova and coordinates activities in the energy area, namely the management of applications for community funds in this sector.

Jorge Landeck - Professor at the Faculty of Sciences and Technology of the University of Coimbra and co-founder and CTO of Virtual Power Solutions. He owns a PhD in Technological Physics and has more than 20 years’ experience in the areas of instrumentation, industrial data communications, and distributed applications. He is author or co-author of several scientific publications in international refereed journals, managed several RDI European projects and developed several innovative remote management systems.

Maria João Rodrigues - Technical and Financial Director of Lisbon's Energy and Environment Agency. Lisboa e-Nova; and research fellow and member of the scientific council of IN+, Centre for Innovation, Technology and Policy Research at IST. Maria holds a diversified career in sustainable energy, has been an employee of Agência de Inovação, the Portuguese National Innovation Agency; employee of IrRadiare, De Viris and WIN ENERGY, private companies; founding partner and manager of wee-solutions and Green Egg; president of APISOLAR, the Portuguese Solar Industry Association; and in-house consultant of ADENE, the Portuguese Energy Agency.


This project has received funding from the European Union’s H2020 research and innovation programme under the grant agreement No 731268