Premium Members

EDP Renováveis

EDP is a multinational in the energy sector, active in the production, distribution and selling electricity, gas and energy services. Headquartered in Lisbon and operating in 13 countries, the company has about 10 million electricity customers, making it the world's third largest producer of wind energy. The benchmark performances in the economic, social and environmental areas position EDP at the forefront of sustainability. EDP ranks # 1 in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index utility ranking.
EDF-EN Portugal

EDF EN Portugal constructs and operates wind energy plants in Portugal. The company is based in Portugal and operates as a subsidiary of EDF Energies Nouvelles SA.

Associate Members

Sub-Category A

EY is a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services, with over 14.750 professionals dedicated to the Energy sector.

Efacec is a Portuguese company with a strong exporter profile and international presence in more than 65 countries. Having been incorporated in 1948, Efacec operates in the fields of energy, environment, light rail transport and electric mobility. The team of more than 2500 people is fully committed to develop all the business streams which operates in: transformers, switchgear, automation, service, electric vehicle chargers and EPC in solar farms, substations, hydro/thermal power plants, wwtp, solid waste installations and light rail projects.
Sub-Category B

Linklaters advises some of the largest companies and financial institutions in the world, as well as States and public entities, in their most demanding transactions and activities. With 30 offices in the world's largest business and financial centres located in 20 different countries, Linklaters has sought to honour its customers’ trust by combining not only technical expertise and understanding of their interests and activities, as well as ensuring a level of services compatible with the requirements of the transactions in which they intervene and the entities to which it renders services. Having started its activity in March 2002, Linklaters, in Lisbon, was the first of the Magic Circle law firms to establish a presence in Portugal, in order to serve its clients in this country, in its activities in the Iberian Peninsula and around the world.
Sub-Category C

Enerfín is the wind subsidiary of Elecnor, one of the leading Spanish corporations in the development and operation of infrastructure, renewable energy and new technology projects, with a presence in over 50 countries and a team of 13,000 professionals. Founded in 1997, Enerfin is responsible for all wind project development, from pre-technical and financial studies, administrative treatment, permit and authorization management, construction and detailing engineering projects, construction supervision to operation and exploration management. at 1,300 MW in operation and construction in Spain, Canada and Brazil, and has a portfolio of projects under development of over 2000 MW in different countries.
Grupo Quadrante

Quadrante Group, with more than 20 years of experience, provides engineering and architecture consulting services in the areas of Buildings, Transports, Industry and Energy, Water Utilities, Environment and Climate Change, and multidisciplinary projects located anywhere in the world, where flexibility, adaptability to specific conditions and speed of delivery are essential conditions for success. With a team of 170 employees and offices in three continents, our mission is focused on the continuous pursue for sustainable, economically optimized and technically advanced solutions – DESIGNING . DELIVERING . ADDING VALUE

It is a holding company aimed at identifying and structuring public-private, public-public and private-private partnerships. Public-private partnerships are strategically important in boosting the provincial centers and poorer areas, through investments in infrastructure that promote the development and improvement of the living conditions of the population in general.

Rosseti Engenharia, a Luso-Brazilian company with more than 10 years of experience and in strong expansion, provides integrated services under EPC and BoP in the field of Renewable Energies, namely Solar, Wind and Water.
Trama TecnoAmbiental (TTA)

Trama TecnoAmbiental (TTA) is an SME working since 1986 in the fields of distributed renewable energy generation, energy management and efficiency and sustainable building design. Leaders in the provision of reliable power to rural communities and business through off-grid mini-grids. The services include: consultancy and planning, I+D, engineering, business models, deployment and capacity building. The multidisciplinary expert team is located in Barcelona (Spain), Nairobi (Kenya) and São Paulo (Brazil), but thanks to an extended partner network TTA’s experience covers several regions, including: Brazil, Cape Verde, Guinea Bissau, Mozambique and Equatorial Guinea.
HIDROERG – Projectos Energéticos, Limitada

Hidroerg is dedicated to the design, execution, operation and management of systems for electricity production from renewable natural resources. Established in 1989, it operates jointly with its subsidiaries nine power plants with an installed capacity of 33 MW and an annual output of 100 GWh. It aims to be a reference in the renewable energy sector, with a greater focus on water resources, within a framework of sustainable development and social and economic value generation in the areas where it operates.
RP Global Portugal, Lda

RP Global promotes the production of electricity from renewable sources (hydro, wind and solar photovoltaic). With assets and projects in various countries of the world, we develop, invest and operate power plants. We have 25 years of experience and more than 35 projects completed.
Uría Menéndez - Proença de Carvalho

Uría Menéndez - Proença de Carvalho is a law firm dedicated to providing legal advice in all areas of business law, especially in the field of commercial and financial law. It also has very relevant experience in energy law, regularly advising promoters and financial entities.
CJR Renewables

CJR Renewables offers an EPC/BoP integrated service for the construction of wind farms. Operating across all stages of the process of implantation of a project and offering turnkey solutions. Founded in 2002, CJR Wind is present in Europe and Latin America.

Throughout its 45 years of history, Sotecnisol has maintained a concern to grow sustainably. Today, Sotecnisol represents a diverse business universe, with national and international activity in the areas of Engineering, Roofing and Façades, Coatings, Energy, Water and Environment and Materials, present in 5 countries and employing over 200 employees.
Cabeólica S.A.

Cabeólica, SA is an innovative Cape Verdean company within the national wind energy sector. Its 4 wind farms produce roughly 25% of the electricity demand of the country, enabling Cape Verde to be placed amongst the countries with the highest wind energy penetration worldwide.
Taciana Peão Lopes & Advogados Associados

Taciana Peão Lopes e Advogados Associados, Lda. - TPLA Law Firm - is a boutique law firm, registered at the Mozambican Bar Association.

TPLA Law Firm regularly advises developers, sponsors, investors, multinational lenders and the Government of Mozambique in key focus areas. The team members possess significant experience in transactions involving foreign investment in Mozambique and combine their understanding of the global energy business environment with a proven track record in energy transactions, disputes and regulatory/legislative matters across all segments of the mining, energy and oil & gas industries in Mozambique.

Local PALOP + ET
Resul Angola

Resul Angola is dedicated to the commercialization of equipment for power networks, (High, Medium and Low voltage), counting equipment, namely Prepayment meters, and equipment for photovoltaic parks.
Aguas de Ponta Preta

APP-Lda was established in 2000 to provide integrated management of energy, water and sanitation services in Urb. De Ponta Preta (Ilha do Sal-Cabo Verde). We work for sustainable development and believe in the energy transition.

Neoen, an independent energy company, was founded in 2008 on the initiative of Jacques Veyrat. The company is a subsidiary of Impala SAS and other shareholders consist of the Capenergie II fund (managed by Omnes Capital) and Bpifrance. Neoen develops, finances, builds and operates power plants based on renewable energies (solar, wind, biomass). Neoen operates in France, Portugal, Australia, Mexico, Egypt and El Salvador, and seeks to achieve installed power of over 1000 MW by 2017.
Electricidade de Moçambique, E.P. (EDM)

EDM - Electricidade de Moçambique, E.P. is the Mozambican state company responsible for Generation, Transmission and Distribution of electricity.

Non-Profit Associate Members

LNEG - Laboratório Nacional de Energia e Geologia

LNEG is a State Laboratory acting in the fields of Energy and Geology that conducts research, demonstration and knowledge transfer including technical and technological assistance and laboratory support aimed at companies.

FRES provides rural households and small businesses in Sub-saharan Africa with electricity via solar mini-grids and solar home systems. FRES is active in Guinea-Bissau, Burkina-Faso, Uganda, Mali, and South Africa.
APREN – Associação Portuguesa de Energias Renováveis

APREN – the Portuguese Renewable Energy Association, is a non-profit association, founded in 1988, with the mission of coordinate, represent and defend the common interests of its Associates. APREN develops its work together with official authorities and other similar entities, nationally and internationally, being an important key player in the development of energy policies for Portugal, promoting the deployment of renewable resources for electricity production.
INEGI – Instituto de Ciência e Inovação em Engenharia Mecânica e Engenharia Industrial

INEGI is a University-Industry Interface Institution dedicated to the realization of Innovation Activity and Technology Transfer oriented to the industrial fabric. Born in 1986 within the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Management, Faculty of Engineering, University of Porto. With legal status of Private Non-Profit Association and with the status of «Public Utility», it assumes itself as an active agent in the development of the Portuguese industrial fabric and in the transformation of the competitive model of the national industry.
Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa (FCUL)

The Faculty of Sciences of the University of Lisbon (FCUL) is a science and technology higher education school with a century of history. It was the first school in Portugal to offer a course in Energy and Environment Engineering, with special emphasis on renewable energies and energy efficiency.
TESE – Associação para o Desenvolvimento

TESE is a Portuguese Development NGO that promotes sustainable access to social services and infrastructure, including renewable energies. Given our mission, we are focused in implementation of projects/consulting services linking the use of modern, reliable and affordable energy with the improvement of living conditions and income generation.

Honorary Members

Ministério da Energia e Indústria da Guiné-Bissau
FUNAE – Fundo de Energia

FUNAE is a public Mozambican institution endowed with legal personality, administrative and financial autonomy that develops its activity on a national scale. Its activities include providing financial support, promoting equipment installation, providing consulting and technical assistance services and disseminating studies and research related to the production and distribution of new and renewable energy.
VdA – Vieira de Almeida & Associados

VdA is a portuguese independent law firm. Our international footprint is one of the largest among the leading Lisbon-based law firms being present in ten jurisdictions, including francophone Africa, through VdAtlas - a fully integrated network of indepedent law firms
MIREME - Ministério dos Recursos Minerais e Energia de Moçambique
MINEA - Ministério da Energia e Águas de Angola

The Ministry of Energy and Water, abbreviated MINEA, is the Assistant Ministerial Department of the President of the Republic, whose purpose is to propose the formulation, conduct, execution and control of the Executive's policy in the areas of energy, water and sanitation.
MATE - Ministério do Ambiente e Transição Energética de Portugal

The Ministry of the Environment and Energy Transition of Portugal is headed by Minister João Pedro Matos Fernandes. This is the Ministry that oversees the Energy area and has as Secretary of State for Energy, João Galamba.
Ministério da Indústria, Comércio e Energia de Cabo Verde

The Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Energy of Cape Verde is headed by Minister Alexandre Dias Monteiro. This is the Ministry that oversees the energy area.
Governo Regional do Príncipe
Confederação Empresarial da CPLP

The main objective of the CE-CPLP is to facilitate and strengthen business relations between associations and business entities of countries affiliated to the Business Confederation of the CPLP, increasing business, imports and exports in economic areas where these countries are included.
MIRNA - Ministério das Infraestruturas Recursos Naturais e Ambiente de São Tomé e Príncipe
Isabel Cancela de Abreu

Isabel Cancela de Abreu graduated from Environmental Engineering at Instituto Superior Técnico, complemented by a Diploma of Advanced Studies in Sustainable Energy Systems under the MIT Portugal program. After stopping by creative start up YDreams, she made her career in the field of renewable energy associations at APREN (Portuguese Association of Renewable Energy) and EREC, its European counterpart. In addition, Isabel also volunteered at Niassa in Mozambique, an internship at Grameen Bank in Bangladesh and participated in the organization of Sun Aid's Global Solar Academy in Évora. Isabel was the promoter of the ALER project and now serves as Executive Director of the Association.

Miquelina Menezes

Miquelina Menezes was President of FUNAE, the Energy Fund of Mozambique responsible for off-grid rural electrification projects, between 1998 and end of 2015.

Before working at FUNAE, Miquelina was responsible by the VAT project with IMF at the Finance Ministry.

Most of her professional career was in the energy sector. She served as Deputy Director General of the National Hydrocarbon Company between 1986 and 1998 and before that she worked at the Mining Development Company, at the Mineral Resources Ministry, at the State Secretariat for Coal and Hydrocarbons and at the National Coal Company.

Since 1992 she has been a teacher of management at Eduardo Mondlane University – Faculty of Economy.

She is currently President of ALER – the Lusophone Renewable Energy Association.