Dr. Claudino Mendes


Claudino Franklim Pereira Mendes, PhD, Msc, Electrical Engineer Experienced Engineer, and senior consultant in Smart Grids, Renewable Energy, Energy policy, with an extensive academical background and publications.


Claudino Mendes has more them ten years of experience in Cape Verde’s energy sector. He has advised on RE and worked as a technical manager for electricity projects throughout the country. He is widely connected with a large network of stakeholders in Cape Verde’s energy sector.

Dr. Mendes is highly experienced in managing electricity projects in Cape Verde. In 2019, he participated with the company AF-MERCADOS Energy Market International S.A. in the “Advisory Service to Elaborate Cabo Verde Smart Grid Roadmap”, requested by the government of Cape Verde and financed by LuxDev. He also participated with the Pegasys AME group in the “Consultancy to Develop Mitigation Instruments for Strategic Sectors - Energy and Waste”, requested by the government of Cape Verde and financed by National Directorate of Environment of Cape Verde and financed by African Development Bank.

Dr. Mendes, in 2019, was also responsible for the “Elaboration of Manual Certification of Inspectors of Micro production Systems based on Renewable Energies”, requested by the government of cape Verde and financed by LuxDev. In the same year, he was part of Vibema's consulting team for “Technical assistance in the elaboration of CERMI's Regional Marketing Strategic Plan”, requested by Center for Renewable Energies and Industrial Maintenance (CERMI) and financed by LuxDev.

Dr. Mendes has also attended, taught, and organized numerous in the University of Cape Verde. He has attended trainings on energy installations and application of RETScreen analysis, which is a Clean Energy Management Software system for energy efficiency, RE and cogeneration project feasibility analysis and energy performance analysis, and on managing and planning energy resources policies for Cape Verde. Between 2014 and 2016, he provided training on the installation and maintenance of RE equipment at University of Cape Verde.

Dr. Mendes holds a PhD in Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, focusing on smart grids in Praia, University of Zaragoza and a Masters in Electrical and Computer Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Porto. His thesis for PhD was “Analysis of the integration of smart grid technologies in island electrical systems with high penetration of renewable energies” and his thesis for Master was the “Optimization of Energy Planning for Insular System Integrating Production Hybrid Diesel/Wind/ Photovoltaic”. At the University of Cape Verde, he was academic member of the Board of the Department of Systems and Technology as well as the coordinator for engineering and information technology courses. Mr. Mendes is fluent in Portuguese and Cape Verdean Creole, proficient in English and independent user in French.

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HYENA Conference Cabo Verde 2019

By Charlie | April 30, 2019

On the 29th and 30th April 2019, we held our first International 2 day HYENA conference.  It was held in Cabo Verde in collaboration with University Cape Verde.  The first day had a conference dinner and travel to the island of Santiago and the second day we had a meeting at the university facilities. The … Read more