Promoting the development of the consortium that will create 420 jobs and generate a turnover of 550M€ per year.

EATE (Alliance for Energy Transition) and IAPMEI – Agency for Competitiveness and Innovation have signed the terms of acceptance for a collection of projects that will drive the development of a truly structuring system for energy transition and decarbonization.

Highly relevant to the future of energy in Portugal, ATE will create 420 skilled jobs in Portugal and generate an expected turnover of 550M€ per year, promoting the reduction of greenhouse gases (up to 3,4M tons of CO2) and developing a range of products of which more than 80% are destined for export.

ATE is part of the RNC2040 – Roadmap for Carbon Neutrality agenda and comprises 80 partners, mobilizing a total of 52 companies and 28 entities from the Research & Innovation System, namely Efacec, in the lead, and partners MC (Sonae), Capwatt, Smarternergy, Etermar, SEL (Smart Energy Lab), Tekever, PRF, INEGI, INESC ID and INESC TEC, among many others.

The consortium aims to capitalize on opportunities to create value in the context of Decarbonization, Decentralization and Digitalization of the Energy sector, promoting, in Portugal, a competitive national ecosystem that is unique on a international scale.

“The signing of the term of acceptance represents the viability of the consortium and accelerates the start of the activities ion the agenda planned by ATE – Alliance for Energy Transition. This is undoubtedly a turning point, made possible by the strong commitment and involvement of all partners. We believe that ATE will make a major contribution to changing the existing paradigm of decarbonization, based on Portuguese innovation and technology.” says Rui Lameiras, General Coordinator of the Project and representative of the Consortium Leader, Efacec.

The Alliance for Energy Transition structures the multiple projects in six vertical pillars, oriented towards strategic competitiveness and value creation. It covers the energy sector all across the board, including energy communities and micro-grids, renewable-based generation, energy efficiency and transition in industrial, commercial and residential users, sustainable mobility and interconnection and sector-coupling infrastructures, namely electricity and gas networks.

The projects are leveraged by horizontal and cross-cutting pillars, consolidating synergistic links in digitalization, circularity, capacity building and advanced training, industrialization and internationalization, and support laboratories.

In addition to the intrinsic value generated by the plan, ATE proposes to create the foundations for a long-term collaborative ecosystem, supported by innovation and industrial digital platforms, boosting network externalities.

With an export target of more than 80% of the turnover generated, this new added value offer will contribute to creating infrastructures that enable the reduction of emissions in the energy sector in Portugal and in multiple international geographies.