João Gonçalo Maciel
Managing Director, EDP Centre for New Energy Technologies
João Maciel is since 2015 the Managing Director of EDP’s Centre for New Energy Technologies, dedicated to applied R&D in the energy sector. He was former Technology Development Director of EDP Inovação – between 2007 and 2015. João served on the Board of other EDP R&D initiatives, namely WindPlus – company dedicated to the development of the 20M€+ floating offshore wind demonstration project WindFloat. He has more than 17 years of experience in working in the energy sector and has been involved in several innovation and R&D projects – energy storage, flexibility in energy systems, distributed generation, etc. João holds a degree in Electrical Engineering – Power Systems from Lisbon Technical University, an MBA from Portuguese Catholic University and Nova School of Business and Economics (Lisbon MBA).