Nuno de Souza e Silva currently leads the Research Center for Energy from REN, the Portuguese energy Transmission System Operator, and State Grid Corporation of China (R&D Nester). 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.
Key topics include Power systems planning and operation, Digitalization of power systems, Power sector markets, Renewable energy integration, Power systems simulation, among others. He is currently the National Representative of the CIGRE National Committee for Study Committee C5 on Markets and Regulation.
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. 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 the Energy-MBA and Post-Graduation course 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.