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Nuno Souza e Silva

Nuno Souza e Silva

Managing Director, R&D Nester

Nuno de Souza e Silva currently leads R&D Nester, the Research Center for Energy from REN and State Grid working under the motto “Creating a Smart Energy Future”, dealing mainly with international project on Renewable Energy integration, Smartgrids, Power Systems simulation and Energy Markets.

He obtained education from Harvard Business School (Key Executives Program), from the Florence School of Regulation (Regulation of the Power Sector), an MBA from Universidade Nova de Lisboa, an MSc. in Management by the same University, and an MSc. in Electrotechnical Engineering by Instituto Superior Técnico, Portugal.

He is currently the National Representative of the CIGRE National Committee for Study Committee C5 on Markets and Regulation, and a member of the European ETIP-SNET.

As Country Manager of KEMA (currently DNV-GL), he provided consultancy for the energy sector in Portugal and abroad.

Nuno closed more than 90 million Euros in mergers and acquisitions of energy assets in Europe and established more than 10 joint-ventures and greenfield operations in Europe and the United States of America.

During three years in the Ministry of Economy as Director of the Cabinet for Strategy and Studies, he worked in public policies, including Innovation, Sustainable Development and Economic Growth. During that period, he was member of the Portuguese Economical and Social Council.

Previously, Nuno managed teams in the telecommunications industry for the deployment and operation of networks and services in fixed and mobile telecommunications.

Nuno lectured in Energy-MBA and Post-Graduation courses on Renewable Energies, published the book “Strategic Management of the Economic Growth in Portugal” and several papers in Europe, Asia and United States of America.

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Diamond Partner

  • Siemens


Sustainable Power Partner

  • Enel


Platinum Partner

  • Amazon Web Services


Gold Partners

  • Italgas
  • Microsoft
  • SAP

Silver Partners

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  • Baker Hughes
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  • LoRa Alliance
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  • Schneider Electric
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Global Knowledge Partner

  • Enel Foundation


Utility Partners

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  • BASF New Business
  • Bureau Veritas
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  • EDP Labelec
  • Emerson
  • Flux Federation
  • GIFT
  • Haldor Topsoe
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  • Kongsberg Digital
  • KX
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  • Minsait, an Indra Company
  • N-Side
  • Netbeheer Nederland
  • NXP
  • OSGP Alliance
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  • tiko
  • Uniper
  • Valmet Technologies


Initiate Sponsors

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  • EIT InnoEnergy
  • Enel Innovation Hubs
  • McKinsey Energy Insights
  • Iberdrola Perseo
  • Smart Innovation Norway
  • Sylfen
  • Techleap.nl
  • The GC Index
  • TU Berlin
  • Volytica Diagnostics
  • Woon Duurzaam