2000, successor of CCE (Energy Conservation Centre), created in 1984
Secretary of State for Energy (Ministry of Economy) and the Ministry of the Environment
Private non-profit association recognised as a public interest institution
ADENE, the Portuguese Energy Agency is a private non-profit association, recognised as a public interest institution, with the mission to develop and enforce activities under public policies, to promote the efficient use of energy and water, by all and every day, contributing to a more sustainable society.
ADENE´s vision is to be the centre of excellence for the energy transition, mobilizer of citizens and institutions, towards a more competitive, sustainable and low-carbon economy.
ADENE manages the National Buildings Energy Performance Certification System (SCE), the National Intensive Energy Consumption Management System (SGCIE), the Energy Supplier Switching Operator Platform (Poupa Energia), the Energy Efficiency Program for Public Administration (Eco.AP), training and capacity building programs for professionals on energy and water efficiency (Academia ADENE) and the National Energy Observatory.
ADENE participates in collaborative R&D innovation projects on energy and water efficiency, water-energy nexus and circular economy and in national and international networks of organizations with a similar mission.
National association, partner to local and regional energy agencies
€15 million in 2018
150 employeesSee the organisational structure