network connection

E+ Energy Dialogues Institute positions itself as a diverse and independent public policy lab, which is part of an international network of think tanks dedicated to contribute to the energy transition in Brazil and the rest of the world


pragmatic solutions

The Institute E+ works on creating pragmatic solutions, based on an aligned understanding of the specific characteristics and demands of different sectors, formulated to drive the energy transition towards the low-carbon economy

advanced knowledge

The Institute E+ promotes an open and permanent dialogues among the key players involved in this challenge, supported by a solid technical-scientific basis. Using a multidisciplinary approach, our team and our partners research, produce, compile and share knowledge about the most advanced developments in energy transition. This includes the design of new regulatory, institutional and financial arrangements and also integrate the unprecedented technological revolution that the energy sector is going through. This transformation is changing the way energy is produced, distributed and consumed.

E+ Energy Dialogues Institute was first created within the Institute for Climate and Society (iCS) and later grew into an autonomous and independent organization. Its creation was inspired by the close involvement of the iCS team in international dialogues on energy transition and low-carbon economies.

Founded in 2018, E+ emerged already connected to a network of global think tanks - the International Network of Energy Transition Think Tanks (INETTT) - led and supported by Agora Energiewende. This network promotes the exchange of experiences and knowledge to drive the world's energy transition. Many of the studies it has developed have provided evidence to promote measures in different contexts.

Since then, with investments and support from iCS and Agora, E+ has been expanding and strengthening a Brazilian network of stakeholders and partners, producing and gathering solid knowledge and leveraging solutions for a disruptive energy transition in Brazil.


Energy plays a structuring role and is a vector of change in the global economy. Brazil has the opportunity to be a leader in this transition. To enhance this systemic evolution, we have set up the E+ Energy Dialogues Institute, as a place for a qualified, grounded, technical and diverse dialogue to promote the integrated, dynamic and efficient energy evolution in Brazil.


To promote qualified and permanent discussions that generate significant repercussion in the long term to ensure that the Brazilian energy transition strategies contemplate technical and economic fundaments and the society’s perspectives.


A dynamic, efficient and integrated energy sector that contributes to Brazil and positions the country as a leader in the global low-carbon economy.

promote the exchange of knowledge to boost the energy transition in the world

a fundamental value to guarantee the organization’s impartiality and a sensible and non-partisan perspective

an essential tool for sustainability, constructive and disruptive thinking and engaging society

to balance the economic, environmental and social interests

technologically agnostic
we are not against or in favor of any specific technology

scientific-technical rigor
our work is always scientifically grounded and technically consistent

long term pragmatism and objectivity
we seek pragmatic solutions with significant long term repercussions

In principle, devoid of commercial interests or political pressures; as an independent organization, E+ wishes to promote an inclusive, plural and multilateral collective process. With the support of E+, civil society, academia, business and government, and based on solid scientific research, we discuss innovation and transparency, politically viable strategies for laws, regulations and regulatory frameworks that support the disruptive evolution of the energy sector.

luiz augusto barroso
president of the E+ panel

Chief Executive Officer of PSR. From 2016 to 2018, Barroso was the president of the Energy Research Office (EPE-MME). In 2018, he was also a visitor in the International Energy Agency (IEA), working in the emerging economy energy transition program. Before joining EPE, Luiz Barroso was a partner and managing director at PSR for 17 years. He is also an associate researcher of Comillas University in Madrid and a professor at the School of Regulation in Florence, Italy. He is an associate editor of IEEE Power & Energy Magazine. He was an associate editor of the journal IEEE Transactions on Power Systems and the IEEE Transactions on Smart Grids. He is the chair of the Power Systems Operations, Planning and Economics Committee of the IEEE Power and Energy Society, where he is a senior member. In 2010 he received the IEEE PES Outstanding Young Engineer Award. He coordinated the Electricity and Regulatory Markets (C5) committee of Cigré Brasil from 2010 to 2014 and is a member of the C5 SC steering committee for Cigré International. He is the author and co-author of more than 200 scientific articles published in journals and conferences on topics related to competitive energy markets. He has a degree in mathematics and a PhD in Systems Engineering (optimization) from COPPE/UFRJ, Brazil.

ana toni
executive director of the institute for climate and society

Ana Toni is also the Co-Founder of GIP (Public Interest Management). An economist and PhD in Political Science, Ana Toni has a long trajectory working in projects focused on social justice, promoting public policies, the environment and climate change, and philanthropy. Toni was Board Chair of the Greenpeace International (2010 and 2017), and director of the Ford Foundation in Brazil (2003-2011) and ActionAid Brazil (1998-2002). She has also been a board member of GIFE, WINGS, ITS and Wikimedia Foundation. She is currently a member of the Brazilian Women Leaders for Sustainability Network and a board member of Agência Pública, Gold Standard Foundation, Escolhas Institute, ClimaInfo, Instituto República, Baoba Fund for Racial Equity and International Transparency.

munir y. soares | executive coordinator of E+ energy dialogues
A doctorate student in Electric Energy Regulation and Planning at the Escola Politécnica of the University of São Paulo (USP), Soares holds an electrical engineering degree from the State University of Campinas (UNICAMP), with a specialization from the École Centrale de Lyon (ECL) and a master's degree in Energy Policy and Planning from USP. He coordinated the Energy and Climate Program at the Institute of Energy and Environment (IEMA) and the program of the Center for Sustainability Studies at the Fundação Getúlio Vargas School of Business Administration (EAESP-FGV). He has also worked at various consulting companies. Soares has worked with companies, governments and multilateral institutions in the Energy, Base Industry and Infrastructure sectors. He coordinates the structuring and implementation of the work plan for the E+ Energy Dialogues initiative.

roberto kishinami | iCS program officer
Kishinami is the ICS Power portfolio coordinator. With a master’s degree in Physics from the University of São Paulo (USP), he has been a specialist in energy and climate change for 15 years. He provides consultancy services in these areas to energy companies, financial institutions and sector associations, among others. His consulting services are geared towards investments, within the area of planning, for strategic inclusion in international markets, using low carbon and environmental impact criteria as competitive factors. He was a board member of ActionAid's international and served as executive director of Greenpeace in Brazil from 1994 to 2001.

philipp daniel hauser | senior manager of global energy transition projects
Senior Manager of Global Energy Transition Projects at Agora Energiewende. Hauser is responsible for global energy and climate policies and coordinates Agora's activities in Latin America. In this position, he supports local partners in Brazil and Mexico with solving the specific energy challenges of each country and contributes with German and European experiences to raise the awareness of Latin American decision makers. Prior to joining Agora, he worked for over ten years for ENGIE, also in Latin America. As Vice President of Energy Transition and Carbon Markets, he coordinated the development of greenhouse gas mitigation projects, as well as discussions on the sustainability of current production and strategic issues in the fields of climate policy and energy transition. From 2006 to 2008, he was responsible for developing the EcoSecurities climate change projects in Brazil, focused on mitigating GHG emissions with renewable energies, forest conservation and the use of sustainable biomass in industry. He has a chemistry degree from Albert-Ludwigs University Freiburg and holds an MBA in Business Administration and Finance from COPPEAD/UFRJ in Brazil.