Dr Guillermo Ivan Pereira

Honorary Research Associate

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Guillermo Ivan Pereira is a Senior Research Associate in Sustainable Energy and Industry the University of East Anglia. His work focuses on advancing our understanding of the energy transition, including technology, policy, and business model adaptation and their impact on systems, technologies, organisations, sectors, and countries. He is also an Honorary Research Associate at the Manchester Institute of Innovation Research, The University of Manchester, where he continues engaged in research projects on sustainable energy innovation in electric utilities and covid-19 green recoveries.


At UEA, Guillermo is developing research on sustainable energy systems in isolated regions as part of the Intelligent Community Energy project, and on hard to decarbonise sectors as part of the CIRCLE project.


Guillermo’s research has been published in journals contributing to the scientific debate of sustainable energy including Energy Policy, Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, and Energy Efficiency.


Guillermo holds a Ph.D. in Sustainable Energy Systems by the University of Coimbra, Portugal, and the MIT Portugal Program. Prior to joining UEA, he developed research at Manchester Institute of Innovation Research and the Productivity Institute, at The University of Manchester. Guillermo has also worked at the MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; at the Institute for Sustainable Energy, Boston University; and at the Electricity Sector Research Group, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. Previously he worked on the Product and Innovation departments of ISA, Intelligent Sensing Anywhere and Virtual Power Solutions, where he contributed to energy efficiency and smart grid projects.

External positions

Member, Task Force on Digitalization in Energy, Group of Experts on Energy Efficiency, United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE)

Aug 2021 → …

Senior Research Associate, Sustainable Energy and Industry, University of East Anglia

Jun 2021 → …

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