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Patrícia Pereira da Silva obtained a degree in Business administration from the Faculty of Economics at the University of Coimbra in 1994, and a Ph.D. in Management by the University of Coimbra in 2006. She is currently Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Economics, University of Coimbra (FEUC). She is also a researcher at the INESC Coimbra and CeBER R&D centers, and a member of Energy for Sustainability Initiative at the University of Coimbra. She held temporary invited positions at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Barcelona University, and Heriot-Watt University. Her publications include several dozens of articles in peer-reviewed international journals (Energy, Energy Policy, Sustainable Cities and Society, Renewable Energy, Utilities Policy, Management of Environmental Quality, International Journal of Innovation and Sustainable Development, International journal of Sustainable Energy Planning and Management, Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews) and she has published several books and book chapters not only within the field of energy markets, but also on corporate finance, introduction to management or financial accountancy.


  • EMSURE - Energy and Mobility for Sustainable Regions, CENTRO 07 0224 FEDER 002004, 2013-2015.
  • People Friendly Cities in a Data Rich World, Acção COST TUD1204
  • A Energia na Cidade do Futuro, GESEL/UFRJ e CPFL/ANEEL.
  • The electric sector transition. Transnational experiences from DSOs and cooperatives models. A Portuguese-German Study”, Portuguese-German joint action funded by DAAD-FCT.
  • Índice de Sustentabilidade Econômico-Financeira das Distribuidoras de Energia Elétrica, GESEL/UFRJ e CPFL/ANEEL

Supervision of PhD Students

(ongoing) Re-thinking electricity markets in sub-Saharan Africa: the case of the West African power pool
Sustainable Energy Systems
(ongoing) Compressed Air Energy Storage Potential in Portugal and its Economic Analysis
Sustainable Energy Systems
(2019) Assessment of Policy, Technology, and Business Model Adaptation for Smart and Sustainable Electricity Distribution
Sustainable Energy Systems
(ongoing) Biomass and Advanced Biofuels Production, Potential Producers and Consumers
Sustainable Energy Systems
(ongoing) Portfolio management of renewable energy assets in the G20 countries: a private investor perspective
Sustainable Energy Systems
(2017) Electricity market integration and spot price convergence in a context of high penetration of renewables
Sustainable Energy Systems
(2015) Economic Evaluation of Emerging Biofuel Technologies: the microalgae case study
Sustainable Energy Systems
(2013) Disclosure of environmental information: a study of electrical sector companies in Portugal, Spain and Brazil
Business Management
(ongoing) Assessing the impact of the accession to the OECD and other international drivers in the future of the Brazilian Electricity Sector
Sustainable Energy Systems



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