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T4ENERTEC: Tools for supporting the selection of energy efficient technologies

Reference: POCI-01-0145-FEDER-029820


Principal Investigator (PI): Álvaro Gomes (INESCC)

Coordinator at ADAI-LAETA: Fausto Freire

Proponent Institution: INESCC

Projects Partners: CIE-ADAI

Funding Entity: FEDER/FCT | POCI-01-0145-FEDER-029820

Funding: 221 878 €




This project aims at developing a methodological framework to support public bodies in investment planning for energy efficiency programs based on portfolio theory explicitly considering the energy and carbon embodied in each energy efficient technology. A two-part methodological approach for supporting public investors with the selection of several energy efficient technologies to be funded will be developed. An Economic Input-Output Life-cycle Assessment modelling framework will be used for the appraisal of the energy payback-time/greenhouse gas payback time of each technology. Then, the promotor of this project will participate in the development of a multiobjective optimization model based on portfolio theory to support public bodies with the selection of the energy efficient technology portfolios to be financed in an uncertain environment. A new approach for obtaining the optimal portfolios of energy efficient technologies will be proposed which allows exploring distinct types of investment strategies, according to the investor's preferences.


Research Team



Fausto Freire

Sérgio Tadeu



Álvaro Gomes

António Gomes Martins

Carlos Henggeler Antunes

Carla Henriques

Paulo Tavares

Patrícia Pereira da Silva

Dulce Coelho

(two additional researchers to be hired)



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   Projeto cofinanciado pela União Europeia.