Maria José Espírito SantoDeputy Director-General, Directorate-General of Energy and Geology of Portugal

    Holds a degree in Electrical Engineering, Communications and Electronics, by the Instituto Superior Técnico, Lisbon.
    From 2018 to the present day, holds the position of Deputy Director-General of the Directorate-General of Energy and Geology of Portugal.
    Prior to this position:
    • National delegate of the “RES Electricity” working group, within the Concerted Action on Renewable Sources of the European Commission;
    • Coordinator of the drafting of the National Program for Dams with High Hydroelectric Potential;
    • Member of the working group of the Transmission and Distribution System Operators of the DGENER of the European Commission;
    • Vice-chair of the General Assembly of the Portuguese Energy Association.