How to Decarbonize Off-Grid Systems with the Help of Energy Storage

Wednesday, August 30, 2023
02:00 pm - 03:30 pm
Expo Center Norte
Cantareira 2 (2nd floor)

Off-grid systems in the Amazon region and other remote locations represent less than 1% of domestic electricity consumption, however, more than 80% of that electricity is generated from fossil fuels. This session will focus on the role of energy storage as an enabler of decarbonizing off-grid energy generation, both in the Amazon region and other remote locations.

02:00 pm - 02:15 pmChallenges and Opportunities for Renewable Off-Grid Generation in the Amazon Region

Guilherme Nizoli

Application Engineer


02:15 pm - 02:35 pmAdvances in Rural Electrification Using Solar and Batteries

Marcelo Rodrigues

Vice President of Business, Marketing and Innovation


02:35 pm - 02:55 pm100% Renewable Microgrid - Remanso Case Study

Patricia Poloni

Project and Microgrid Engineer

Micropower Energia

02:55 pm - 03:15 pmOne Size Fits All? Key Learnings and Best Practices for the Adoption of Renewable Energy in off-Grid Systems

Dr. Lucas Rafael Nascimento


Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC )

03:15 pm - 03:30 pmQ&A Session



Marcelo Rodrigues, UCB S/A

Vice President of Business, Marketing and Innovation


Vice President of Business and Innovation at UCB. Degree in Electrical Engineering from UFMG, with an MBA and Board of Directors training from FDC. With solid experience in innovative projects in the areas of technology and infrastructure in national and multinational organizations. Leads UCB as the main Brazilian supplier of energy storage solutions in the 4D energy transition.


Guilherme Nizoli, Newcharge

Application Engineer


Guilherme Nizoli is Electrical Engineering, specialist in regulation and business modelling in electricity sector. At NewCharge, he's technical developer of electricity storage and hybrid systems based microgrids. He worked on solar photovoltaics sector, focused on regulation, market analysis and institutional support on public policies and regulatory and technical standards improvement.


Dr. Lucas Rafael Nascimento, Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC )



Researcher at the Federal University of Santa Catarina, has a degree in Electrical Engineering and a PhD in the area of photovoltaic solar energy from the same university, with a sandwich period at the University of New South Wales - Australia. He has extensive experience in the area of photovoltaic solar energy, acting in more than 3GW of projects in the following topics: design, simulation, commissioning, operation, maintenance and performance evaluation in photovoltaic systems, offgrid and connected to the public grid (BAPV, BIPV and photovoltaic plants). Since 2005 he has been working at the Center for Research and Training in Solar Energy at the Federal University of Santa Catarina (, Photovoltaic Laboratory - UFSC, where he is currently a researcher and conducts his post-doctoral research on the topics of photovoltaic systems and energy storage.


Patricia Poloni, Micropower Energia

Project and Microgrid Engineer


Master's in Electrical and Computer Engineering working with electrical studies and project engineering at Micropower, currently enrolled in the doctoral program in Electrical Engineering at São Paulo University (thesis), Project Engineer leading electrical studies and project development at Micropower. Has been working with microgrids since 2018, with experience in studies, simulations, commissioning, and implementation of off-grid microgrids with renewable energy generation and energy storage.

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