Javier García has participated as a speaker at the round table «The review of Special Drought Plans (PES)» organized by The Water Observatory of the Botín Foundation, where he has contributed his experience in the field of hydroelectric generation and in the development of mathematical models for the optimal management of reservoirs. More information here.
On March 21st will celebrate the «IIT Recruiting Day», a Open Doors Day is held for 3rd and 4th graduate students and 1st and 2nd undergraduate students (50 available places). Registration here.
«It is not about changing cars, but changing attitudes». Pablo Frías and Jaime Román, Co-Directors of Observatory of the Electric Vehicle and Sustainable Mobility (OVEMS), were interviewed in Compromiso RSE.
Pablo Frías, co-director of Observatory of the Electric Vehicle and Sustainable Mobility (OVEMS) was interviewed in El Correo.com : «More than economic incentives, we need a country strategy to change our concept of mobility»
¡¡ Congratulations to Eva Paz for the honorary distinction to the best Doctoral Thesis in Engineering.
Members and ex-members of IIT honored by Comillas on St. Thomas Aquinas Saint´s Day. ¡Congratulations!
Cinco Días newspaper published the article « Seven electric cars to buy in 2018 with discounts », where Pablo Frías, co-director of « Observatory of the Electric Vehicle and Sustainable Mobility (OVEMS) » gives us his opinion.
The energy regulators of Latin America create the Ibero-American School of Regulation (EIR) awarding the international contest to a joint proposal prepared by the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (PUC) and the Universidad ESAN de Perú, and in which the IIT participates as a collaborating partner of that consortium. More information here.
Javier García y Andrés Ramos have visited the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) from 16 to 26 January 2018 to teach the course «Decision Support Models for Low-Carbon Electric Power Systems» sponsored by the MIT Institute for Data, Systems and Society (IDSS), and the MIT Energy Initiative (MITei). This intensive course (36 hours) presents power system analysis techniques that will help in modeling and understanding the role of electric power systems in a carbon-constrained economy. The massive deployment of intermittent renewables, the anticipated surge of active demand response or the development of smart grids are among the challenges that have to be faced by the mathematical models for optimization, analysis and simulation of the complex decision making processes in power systems. This course has been taught on a regular basis since January 2010, and it has helped to strengthen the links between Comillas and MIT by sharing with MIT students all the experienced gained at IIT. Most of the contents of this intensive course belong to the course «Decision Support Models for the Power Industry» of the Master in the Electric Power Industry (MEPI). More information here
Pablo Frías and Jaime Román, directors of « Observatory of the Electric Vehicle and Sustainable Mobility (OVEMS)», the first in a Spanish university that promotes study in this technological field, and that has the support of companies such as Cepsa and Iberdrola. More information here. Video here.
IIT forms part of «SMART-DS: Synthetic Models for Advanced, Realistic Testing: Distribution Systems and Scenarios», a project in charge of the development of large-scale, realistic, validated, and open-access power system network models. This project is lead by National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), with the participation, besides the IIT, of Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and CYME. More information here.
Comillas-IIT and Iberdrola Generación Nuclear are carrying out the laboratory tests of a detection system of open phase conditions in the start-up transformers of nuclear generating stations. The tests in a small-scale laboratory prototype are part of RETOS project (RTC-2016-5160-3), funded by the Ministry of Economy, Industry and Competitiveness of the Spanish Government and co-funded by EDRF funds. The aim of this project is the development of a detection system of open phase conditions in the start-up transformers of nuclear generating stations. The challenge comes from the fact that start-up transformers are normally at no load. The project analyses the detection method described in patent «Sistema y método para detectar una condición de fase abierta en la alimentación a un transformador trifásico de arranque», proposed by Jacobo Archilla and Carlos Gavilán (Iberdrola) and by Luis Rouco (Comillas-IIT). The project involves simulation studies, development of small-scale laboratory prototypes and the implementation of a full scale prototype in Cofrentes nuclear generating station. The tests of the detection method are being carried out by Jacobo Archilla (Iberdrola), Luis Rouco and Javier Renedo (Comillas-IIT) in a small-scale prototype in the laboratory of electrical machines of ICAI School of Engineering (Comillas Pontifical University).
IIT applies the slime mould Physarum Pollycephalum to build efficient energy networks. This slime mould has been used to design roads in Japan, but the research of IIT, supervised by Sara Lumbreras Sancho and Sonja Wogrin open the door to the development of more efficient energy networks. More information here.
El periódico de la energía speak about the report «Escenarios para el sector energético en España 2030-2050». This report have been writen by Pedro Linares (Economics for Energy and IIT Comillas, and David Declercq (Economics for Energy), with the collaboration of Xavier Labandeira (Economics for Energy and Universidade de Vigo), Jose Carlos Romero (IIT Comillas), Jose Pablo Chaves (IIT Comillas) and Andrés Ramos (IIT Comillas).
Javier Reneses have participated on the Two-Day Electric Rate Forum 2017 hosted by CPUC (California Public Utility Commission).The panelists have discussed about innovative rate design concepts to facilitate better integration of renewable energy, lower costs for electricity consumers, and more efficient use of storage and other demand management technologies.