António Coutinho is the CEO of EDP Inovação, where he heads the innovation platform of EDP to position the group in the energy transition challenge.
Prior to EDP Inovação, António has served several positions and key functions within the EDP Group since joining in 2003.
Between 2010 and 2021, he was Executive Board Member of EDP Comercial, responsible for energy retail and energy services for B2B until 2018 and the New Downstream after. He served as Chief Energy Management Officer for EDP Renewables North America between 2007 and 2010. Prior to EDP Renewables, he was the Head of Energy Planning at EDP SA.
Prior of EDP, António was Principal at The Boston Consulting Group.
António is a civil engineer and holds a MSc on Operational Research, both by Instituto Superior Técnico, Lisbon, Portugal.
11:45 am - 12:20 pm
Further Panelists to be Confirmed
In this session, we aim to discuss the success factors for end-user sector coupling as a meaningful and cost-efficient way of meeting the EU's decarbonization ambitions, playing a viable role in supporting large-scale integration of decarbonized energy into our power systems. The panel will look at what steps we can take to ensure that end-user sectors (mobility, heating and industry) become a conduit for a resilient energy system and a sustainable Europe. This discussion will be formulated as a cross-sector debate to identify the operational challenges and business opportunities that the integration of efficient end-user sectors offer for grid stability and decarbonization.