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Dr. Carlos Batlle López

Current position:
Visiting Professor
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Areas of interest:

Economics and regulation of the electricity industry. Modelling of electricity markets.


Carlos Batlle is Associate Professor with Comillas Pontifical University\'s Institute for Research in Technology (IIT) in Madrid, where he teaches Energy Economics and Electric Power Systems Regulation. Since 2011, he is Research Scholar under the Massachusetts Institute of Technology\'s MIT Energy Initiative, where he teaches a course entitled \"Engineering, Economics and Regulation of the Electric Power Sector\", headed by Prof. Pérez-Arriaga, and supervises PhD and master dissertations.He is Electricity Advisor of the Florence School of Regulation, an institution under the aegis of the European University in Florence, and Director of FSR Summer School on Regulation of Energy Utilities.He has headed over 20 research projects and participated in more than other 40. He has worked and lectured extensively on the operation, planning and risk management modeling of electricity generation and networks and more specifically on electric power system regulation. He has also rendered consultant services for governments, international institutions, industrial associations and utilities in more than 25 countries. He has published over 20 papers in national and international journals and conference proceedings and authorised 10 book chapters.

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Other Activities

  • Conference "The value of aggregators in electricity systems". Governance and Regulation; y Vedecom Institute. Paris (France). Dec 2017.
  • Seminar "What will empower consumers?". Deutsches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung (DIW Berlin). Berlin (Germany). Nov 2016.
  • PhD tribunal of Bhagwat, P.C. «Security of supply during the energy transition: the role of capacity mechanism». Delft University of Technology. Delft (Netherlands). Nov 2016.
  • PhD tribunal of Rodríguez Ortega, M.P. «Diseño de tarifas eléctricas: Tarifas de redes de distribución». Universidad Pontificia Comillas. Madrid (Spain). Jan 2016.
  • PhD tribunal of Momber, I. «Benefits of coordinating plug-in electric vehicles in electric power systems through market prices and use-of-system network charges». Universidad Pontificia Comillas. Madrid (Spain). Oct 2015.
  • Seminar "Capacity mechanisms in the EU energy market: law, policy, and economics". Florence School of Regulation (FSR). Brussels (Belgium). Sep 2015.
  • Workshop "Session II: «Market rules for an efficient integration of DES»". Universidad Pontificia Comillas. Madrid (Spain). Jul 2015.
  • «Capacity Remuneration Mechanisms in the Context of the European Internal Energy Market»2015 ICER Distinguished Scholar Award in the category of Next Practices. 6th World Forum on Energy Regulation - WFERInternational Confederation of Energy Regulators (ICER). Istanbul (Turkey). May 2015.
  • Workshop "«The US experience» in Session I: A common understanding and available experience in promoting adequacy and security in the European electricity market". Florence School of Regulation. Florence (Italy). Feb 2013.
  • Workshop "Capacity remuneration mechanisms, cross-border trade and demand response". Florence School of Regulation (FSR). Florence (Italy). Feb 2013.
  • Workshop "The value and impact of renewables". MIT CEEPR. Cambridge (United States of America). Nov 2012.
  • Workshop "Capacity mechanisms lessons from Latin America for the future of the IEM". Florence School of Regulation (FSR). Florence (Italy). Oct 2012.
  • Conference "Mitigating climate change three energy pillars or three energy policies?". European University Institute. Florence (Italy). May 2012.
  • Workshop "Renewable electricity and cycling costs". MIT CEEPR. Cambridge (United States of America). May 2012.
  • Director of prizewinning work in "2º Premio Endesa al mejor Proyecto fin de Carrera 2010-11". Universidad Pontificia Comillas. Madrid (Spain). Mar 2012.
  • Director of prizewinning work in "2º Premio Management Solutions al mejor Proyecto fin de Carrera 2010-11". Universidad Pontificia Comillas. Madrid (Spain). Mar 2012.
  • Seminar "Regulatory design of RES-E support mechanisms. Pricing mechanisms and costs allocation". Florence School of Regulation (FSR). Florence (Italy). Apr 2011.