Amaro Pereira

Economist and PhD in Energy Planning from Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. He was technical advisor of the Energy Research Company (EPE) and Visiting Professor in the University Pierre Mendès-France in Grenoble, France and in the University of Texas at Austin, US. Currently, he is Associate Professor of the Energy Planning Program at COPPE/UFRJ, researcher at CentroClima and member of the Permanent Technical Committee of LIFE Institute (Lasting Initiative For Earth). Coordinator of the graduate courses European Energy Management - EUREM and Renewable Energy Management - GENRE, both from COPPE/UFRJ in collaboration with the Brazil-Germany Chamber of Commerce and Industry - AHK-Rio. He has experience in energy and environmental modeling, besides working in the areas of regulation of energy sectors, integration of new technologies and different energy sources on issues related to climate change. He is author of books, book chapters and several papers in international journals.

Academic Production

Research Areas

Energy Planning and Regulation

Development of studies and analyzes on the Brazilian energy sector, as well as all economic theory related to market regulation. Additionally, in this research area, models are developed to forecast both energy demand and supply.

Energy and Sustainability

The main feature of this research is to use an integrated framework (climate, land, energy, water and the CLEW model) for evaluating energy programs. The goal is to assess the availability of resources such as land and water, and the impact on them, instead of just looking at energy.

Renewable Energy Sources

Analysis of the impact of the insertion of renewable sources in the operation and planning of the electricity sector, considering aspects related to the intermittency of wind and solar generation. The focus of this line of research is also the analysis of the diffusion of distributed energy resources.