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Evaluation of TSO-DSO coordination alternatives for the provision of flexibility services

The electrical system is experiencing a massive integration of resources connected to electric distribution networks such as electric vehicles, heat pumps or demand flexibility technologies, among others. These resources can provide services to both TSO and DSOs. The researcher will work on the regulatory evaluation and proposals to achieve a better coordination among the network operators and obtain higher value from these distributed resources for the electrical system. Part of the work will be developed for European H2020 projects in close collaboration with Spanish and European electricity companies.

Requirements: Having completed a Master in Engineering (electrical, electronic or similar). Knowledge about the electrical sector, optimization (GAMS language) and programming techniques (Matlab or similar) will be valued. English level C1.

Full-time contract to the projects development. Besides, the Research Assistant could take training activities. This modality allows the Research Assistant to establish a very close professional relationship with the companies with which he/she collaborates, thus nourishing his/her research with the experience accumulated during the projects. Although this modality does not necessarily require to enroll in any program, the Research Assistant can apply for a PhD after the first two years. The Research Assistant is hired each year for a maximum period of 6. If he or she is not enrolled in a PhD program the contract cannot exceed two years. 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 certificate for the relevant university degree, transcript of grades for it and motivation letter.