Area of Concentration in Planning and Sustainability of the Energy Sector
The area of concentration in Planning and Sustainability of the Energy Sector addresses strategic aspects of the generation, transmission and use of energy in a sustainable manner, both from the point of view of public policies and from the point of view of companies operating in the sector. Technical, economic, logistical, social, environmental and legal aspects are considered, always minimizing aggression to the environment.
This area of concentration is divided into three lines of research:
1. Energy Resources
Aimed at the study of renewable natural resources (water, wind, waves, currents and tides) as sources of energy. Analysis of the energy potential in coastal marine environment. Evaluation and mapping of the energy potential in hydrographic basins. Use of resources, environment, sustainability and social involvement.
2. Management and Sustainability
This line includes historical and economic aspects, international, national and regional public policies focused on energy management and their interrelations, institutional aspects and legislation on energy resources. It analyzes the governance of the public management model, the energy regulatory agencies as well as the integration of policies with the concept of economic and socio-environmental sustainability.
3. Environmental Impacts of the Energy Sector
Line of research focused on: techniques for assessing the environmental impacts caused by the extraction of energy resources and the generation, distribution and use of energy; techniques for prevention and minimization of impacts; and remediation techniques.