Jaime Román Ubeda obtained his Electrical Engineering Degree from the Universidad Politécnica of Madrid. He subsequently obtained a M. Sc. degree in Power Systems from the University of Manchester (UMIST), England in 1987, and obtained a Ph.D. from the same University in 1991 in the area of Power System Reliability. He joined the Instituto de Investigación Tecnológica of the Universidad Pontificia Comillas, Madrid, in 1985, where he is now a research fellow and Deputy-Director since 1994 . Dr. Román has a large experience in industry joint research projects in the field of Electric Energy Systems, particularly in the areas of distribution, quality of service, reliability, operation optimisation and regulation.