Welcome to the
2017 Annual APEEN Conference

The meeting will be held from May 9th 2017 at ISCTE - Instituto Universitário de Lisboa, Portugal.

See the programme here  

Dear guest,

we are very pleased to welcome you to Lisbon for the 2017 Annual APEEN Conference organized by the Portuguese Association of Energy Economics (APEEN) and the Economics Department of ISCTE – Instituto Universitário de Lisboa. This event will be hosted by ISCTE-IUL on May 9th , 2017.

The Portuguese Association of Energy Economics (APEEN) was created in 2015 to promote research and public debate on energy issues from an economics perspective. Although APEEN’s focus is on Portuguese society, it is also important to discuss the wider context and the general trends that impact the energy sector in Portugal. For this purpose, APEEN intends to promote, among other activities, the organization of an annual meeting on Energy Economics.

The annual APEEN Conference is an international meeting which aims at sharing experiences and results by the Scientific and Business community whose interests are the Economics of Energy and Environment. It intends to strengthen ties among academia, industry, regulators, competition authorities and policy makers.

The first APEEN conference, in February 2016, jointly organized with the Spanish sister organisation (AEEE), was dedicated to the Iberian energy market. This year, the annual conference on the 9th May, will be devoted to Europe and the Energy Transition to underline the relevance of European Union energy and climate policies, as well as of its legal and institutional framework, for the energy transition in Portugal.

The conference is divided into four sessions, each addressing a specific topic, plus a special session, jointly organized with Fundação Francisco Manuel dos Santos/PORDATA. The special session will present the energy and carbon indicators assembled by the APEEN research team in cooperation with PORDATA; the new series will become publically available on PORDATA’s data base. Each of the four sessions will be introduced by an invited speaker (20 min.) followed by 3 other speakers (15 min. each) and by discussion with the audience.

We are looking forward to hosting this special event and to see you in Lisbon!

Mónica Meireles
Mónica Meireles
Chair of the Conference
Jorge Vasconcelos
Jorge Vasconcelos
President of APEEN

Important Dates

until 31st March, 2017
Submissions of full papers
until 10th April, 2017
Paper acceptance notification
until 26th April, 2017
Early Registration
until 04th May, 2017
Late Registration


time session speaker room
09:15 Registration    
09:45 Opening Ceremony    
10:00 Session I | Technical and Social Innovation: New Energy Business Models

Chair: Catarina Roseta-Palma ISCTE-IUL

Lígia Pinto, Marieta Valente, Anabela Botelho, Lina Lourenço-Gomes and Sara Sousa
  Social acceptability and intensity of renewable energy sources

Nuno Bento, Charlie Wilson and Lauda Diaz Anadon
  Time to get ready: Conceptualizing the temporal and the spatial dynamics of formative phases for energy technologies

Mara Madaleno, Marta Ferreira Dias, Margarita Robaina and Mónica Meireles
  Eco-innovation, innovation and firm performance: are proactive environmental firms more profitable?

Keynote Speaker
Tobias Romberg Next Kraftwerke
J. J. Laginha
11:45  Coffee-Break    
12:00 Session II | Energy Markets: Beyond Liberalization

Chair: Isabel Soares FEP–UP

João Pedro Pereira, Vasco Pesquita and Paulo M. M. Rodrigues
  The effect of hydro and wind generation on the mean and volatility of electricity prices in Spain

Luís Lucas and Mónica Meireles
  Impact of renewable energies on the electricity price in Portugal

Rita Sousa and Antonio G. Gómez-Plana
  International trade in renewable energy with cooperation mechanisms: a CGE analysis

Keynote Speaker
Pedro Neves Ferreira EDP
J. J. Laginha
13:30  Lunch    
14:45 Session III | The Eternal Return of Energy Planning
Chair: Maria José Clara REN
Keynote Speaker
Víctor Baptista REN
J. J. Laginha
15:15 Session IV | Decarbonization: An American in Paris
Chair: Mónica Meireles ISCTE-IUL
Keynote Speaker
Tiago Domingos IST – UL
J. J. Laginha
15:45 Parallel Session I | Planning Renewables and Efficiency

Chair: Maria José Clara REN

Subhash Kumar and Reinhard Madlener
  Energy Efficiency and Renewables for Energy Security and Environmental Emission Mitigation in Central Europe

Alberto J. Lamadrid, Daniel Munoz-Alvarez, Ray D. Zimmerman and Carlos Murillo-Sanchez
  Optimal Scheduling of Resources for Electricity Markets with High Penetration of Renewables

Victor Moutinho, Mara Madaleno, Margarita Robaina and José Villar
  Eco-efficiency of German and French cities - a DEA approach

J. J. Laginha
15:45 Parallel Session II | Energy and Exergy

Chairs: Margarita Robaina UA and Jorge Sousa ISEL

Laura Felício, S. Henriques, A. Serrenho and T. Sousa
  Portuguese societal exergy accounting for some benchmark years: the importance of detail in electricity consumption

João Santos, Tiago Domingos, Tânia Sousa and André Serrenho
  National accounts with a broader energy sector

Juliana Barbosa, Rui Sebastian and Sofia G. Simoes
  Evaluating and mapping the energy efficiency potential in the building sector of Almada Municipality

Mário Murteira
15:45 Parallel Session III | Electric Vehicles

Chairs: Mónica Meireles ISCTE-IUL and Mara Madaleno UA

Daniel Magueta, Mara Madaleno, Marta Ferreira Dias and Mónica Meireles
  Fiscal Policies to promote new passenger electric vehicles in Portugal: are they environmental effective?

António Cardoso Marques, José Alberto Fuinhas and Ana Rocha
  Drivers to promote adoption of Electric Vehicles – a panel approach

Guilherme Távora, J.A. Silva and Sandro Mendonça
  The role of renewable energy and electric vehicles in the electric batteries evolution: A global assessment through the lens of patents as an innovation indicator

Caiano Pereira
16:45  Coffee Break    
17:00 Special Session | APEEN/PORDATA: Energy Economics and Carbon Indicators
Chair: Marta Ferreira Dias UA
Keynote Speakers
Júlia Seixas FCT – UNL
Bernardo Gaivão PORDATA
J. J. Laginha
18:00 Closing Ceremony and Farewell Reception