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Ing. Andrés González García

Current position:
Visiting Professor
Last visit:
SM26. P-208
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Was graduated with the degree in Electronic Engineering in 1995 from ICAI School of Engineering (Comillas Pontifical University), Master in International Cooperation in 1997 (IUDC - Complutense University of Madrid), Executive MBA in 2000 (ICADE Business School - Comillas Pontifical University), in Driving Government Performance 2012 (IESE Business School and Harvard Kennedy School of Government) and MSc. in Energy and Power Systems. In Comillas Pontifical University he has been Director of the International Relations Office and Coordination Manager of the Erasmus Mundus programmes: International Master in Economics and Management of Network Industries (EMIN) and Joint Doctorate in Sustainable Energy Technologies and Strategies (SETS), and R&D international projects manager in the Research Transfer Centre. Since December 2012 he is research assistant at the IIT. His pro–bono activities include the presidency of the Spanish Federation of Fair Trade, and he has been co-founder and board member of several social enterprises and Third Sector organizations as Engineers Without Borders Association, Solidarte Inc., Forum for Solidarity, and member of the advisory committee of Energy Without Borders Foundation.

Areas of interest:

His areas of interest are focused in technlogy for development and energy poverty, specially in the electrification of isolated areas and in the regulation, technologies and business models for universal access to modern energy services - area in which he develops his doctoral research - and in the role of enterprises, new economy and technology for development.

Journal Publications


Books and Book Chapters

International Exchanges

  • Aug 2016, MIT Energy Initiative (MITEI), Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Cambridge (United States of America).

Invited Conferences and Seminars

  • Round table "If you want to transform the world, become an engineer" VIII Congreso Nacional de Igenieros del ICAI «Somos historia que construye futuro». Colegio de Ingenieros del ICAI. Madrid (Spain). Nov 2021.
  • Conference "A business vision on Development Goal 7. Opportunities for the energy sector of the universal access to energy in Africa, Asia and Latin America" Webinar Diálogo entre Foros EJE&CON. Foro de Energía y Materias Primas y el Foro de Sostenibilidad de la Asociación de Ejecutiv@s y Consejer@s (EJE&CON). Online. Jul 2021.
  • Round table "Integrated models of power supply" V Aniversario Mesa de Acceso Universal a la Energía «Trabajando juntos por el acceso universal a la energía». Mesa de Acceso Universal a la Energía (MAUE). Madrid (Spain). Feb 2020.
  • Round table "How electrification planning can help" 14º Foro BP de Energía y Sostenibilidad. Cátedra BP de Energía y Sostenibilidad de la Universidad Pontificia Comillas. Madrid (Spain). Jan 2019.
  • Presentation "Integrated grid and off-grid energy supply models: regulation, planning, innovation and governance for universal access to energy" International Conference on Solar Technologies & Hybrid Mini Grids to improve energy access. Universitat de Les Illes Balears. Palma de Mallorca (Spain). Oct 2018.
  • Conference "Universal access to energy. A goal of sustainable development at our disposal." 43 Reunión Anual Sociedad Nuclear Española. Sociedad Nuclear Española (SNE). Malaga (Spain). Oct 2017.
  • Chair in "Round table about the provision of electrical services in the Amazonia" Seminario «El acceso universal a la energía. La electrificación rural aislada. Visión en Iberoamérica». Centro de Formación de la Cooperación Española (AECID). Santa Cruz de la Sierra (Bolivia). Jun 2016.
  • Conference "Integrated planning of rural electrification" Seminario «El acceso universal a la energía. La electrificación rural aislada. Visión en Iberoamérica». Centro de Formación de la Cooperación Española (AECID). Santa Cruz de la Sierra (Bolivia). Jun 2016.
  • Conference "Challenges of universal access to modern energy, and their impact on energy and climate change policies: models to support decision-making" 10th Workshop on Industrial Systems and Energy Technologies - JOSITE'2015. Instituto de Investigación Tecnológica. Universidad Pontificia Comillas. Madrid (Spain). May 2015.
  • Seminar "Millennium objective 7: to ensure the environmental sustainability (ODM7)" Objetivos de Desarrollo del Milenio. Universidad Pontificia Comillas. Madrid (Spain). Feb 2015.
  • Conference "Access to the electricity of the poor people. The Grameen Shakti case" VI seminario de Ingeniería aplicada a la cooperación al desarrollo. ICAI-Universidad Pontificia Comillas. Madrid (Spain). Apr 2014.
  • Conference "Business models and social entrepreneurship in the universal energy access Business models and social entrepreneurship in the Universal Energy Access" Conferencia GREDS «Modelos de negocio y emprendimiento social en el acceso universal a la energía». Catedra BP de Energía y Sostenibilidad de la Universidad Pontificia Comillas. Madrid (Spain). Nov 2013.

Organization of Scientific Meetings

  • Organization of "CESSA Conference: Prospects for a European Hydrogen Economy". European Comission. Madrid (Spain). Apr 2008.

Working Papers

External Relevant Positions

  • Vicepresident of Aula de Solidaridad Aula de Solidaridad. Madrid (Spain). Jun 2010 - Jun 2012.

Media and Research Dissemination

  • "El acceso a la electrificación rural". La aventura del saber. (Jan 2019)
  • "Gobernanza y ética". Boletín online Cátedra de Ética Económica y Empresarial. Nº 8. (Mar 2013)

Fellowships and Awards

  • Director of prizewinning work in "Prize BP Chair on Energy and Sustainability for the best final year project 2013-14. PFC Supervisor «Análisis de políticas de eficiencia energética para España» by María Jacob Jareño". Universidad Pontificia Comillas. Madrid (Spain). Mar 2015.