Massive presence of wind and solar generation in electricity system and markets requires the use of new techniques to analyze new plant building and operation decisions. This project will tackle the development of a model that considers the peculiarities of this emerging technologies in order to assess the strategic decisions of generation companies. The work will be done in cooperation with one of the main Spanish generation companies integrated in a research team.
Requirements: Master’s Degree in Math, Physics or Engineering (electric, electronic or equivalent). Knowledge about the electricity sector. Skills in optimization (GAMS) and programming (Matlab, Visual Basic). C1 English level.
Full-time yearly contract with combined dedication between research projects and training activities. This modality allows the Research Assistant to establish a very close professional relationship with the companies with which he/she collaborates. It is possible to enrol for a PhD program during the first two years depending on the candidate performance. In this case, the Research Assistant is hired each year for a maximum period of 6. The gross salary for the first year is € 24.216,62 for 2019. In addition, the IIT covers 90% of the cost of training activities and the Research Assistant can enjoy all the advantages offered to Comillas students (Sports, Cultural Activities, Library, etc.) .
Documents: Curriculum vitae, academic record, cover letter and two recommendation letters.