Ismael Miranda has been working in renewables and, particularly, energy storage for over 10 years. He holds a PhD in Eletrical and Computer Engineering from the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto with the Thesis being focused on the integration of battery energy storage in power systems. Previously to joining Galp, Ismael has performed different roles, from R&D and product development in battery storage to Head of Smart Power and Microgrids Products, including the product management for PV, Energy Storage, Power supply and integrated solutions. He was also the co-creator and vice-president of a collaborative laboratory for energy storage, concerning alternative battery technologies, power electronics and energy management. Since joining Galp in 2021, where Ismael is Innovation for Renewables Lead, he has been pushing innovative projects for the Renewables and Energy Management Business Units of Galp, particularly focusing on an optimized integration of energy storage and related technologies, from hardware to software.