Dr. João Pedro Gouveia from Nova University of Lisbon (Portgual) recently spent a week as a visiting researcher at the Center for Climate and Energy Transformation (CET), University of Bergen (Norway). His reflections are presented here:
Dr. João Pedro Gouveia, the Portuguese Member of the ENGAGER COST Management Committee and a member of WG1 and WG2 member, was enrolled in an STSM activity from the 4th to the 11th of April 2018 at CET. Dr. Siddharth Sareen was the main representative from the host institution engaged in this STSM.
The primary aim of the STSM was to present, discuss, and tentatively improve the methodology for designing an index to map energy poverty at a high spatial scale resolution, to be used under the new EU mandate for biennial reporting on energy poverty by the member states. All the meetings and activities that João took part in enabled the strengthening of collaborative links between two European countries and research environments with complementary expertise on the governance of energy transitions.
On the 10th of April, Dr. João Pedro Gouveia was an invited speaker at the Bergen Energy Lab seminar titled “Energy, Measurement and Society”. See details of the seminar here. The seminar brought together participants from public and private institutions, different countries and backgrounds to address key questions about how and why we measure energy, how different measurement approaches interact with energy infrastructures at different scales, and how measurement varies over time and space.
João’s presentation entitled “Designing an index to map energy poverty” focused on his research developing a composite index for district-level mapping of energy poverty for Portugal, and the possible advantages of integrating smart meter data into this index and the approach to mapping.
For more information about João’s research see his recent publications:
Gouveia, J.P., Seixas, J. Long, G. (2018) “Mining Households’s energy data to disclose fuel poverty: lessons for Southern Europe” Journal of Cleaner Production. Available online at: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0959652618300271
Gouveia, JP. and Seixas, J. (2016) “Unraveling electricity consumption profiles in households through clusters: Combining smart meters and door-to-door surveys” Energy and Buildings. Available online at: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0378778816300421
Read the scientific report from João’s STSM here.