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D. Erik Francisco Alvarez Quispe

Current position:
Research Assistant
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Association date:
SM26. P-101
Phone extension number:
+34 91 542-2800 ext. 4270
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Erik Alvarez was born in Lima (Peru) in 1992. He obtained his Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical and Electrical Engineering at the National University of Engineering (Peru) in 2016 and his Master's Degree in Electrical Engineering at the State University of Campinas (Brazil) in 2019. He has experience in power system planning studies since he worked at COES SINAC (Peruvian electrical independent system operator). His areas of interest are related to flexibilities in power transmission, convex relaxations applied to power system and stochastic optimization. And, he started to work as a researcher in the Energy Systems Modeling area of the Technological Research Institute (IIT) of the Comillas Pontifical University in Madrid in September 2019.

Areas of interest:

Energy management systems; Electric power transmission; Power system planning; Optimal power flow; Convex relaxations applied to power system optimization

Journal Publications

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International Exchanges

  • Apr - Jul 2023, Division of Applied Mechanics and Energy Conversion (TME) of the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven. Leuven (Belgium).
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Invited Conferences and Seminars

  • Seminar "SADSE seminar: Introducing learning algorithms within an operational state aggregation method for transmission system planning". Instituto de Investigación Tecnológica. Universidad Pontificia Comillas. Madrid (Spain). Dec 2023.
  • Conference "A methodology for the impact assessment of local energy communities on the expansion of centralized storage and the grid, as well as the operation of the system in Norway and Spain" ECEMP 2022 - Acting on the ambitions to a net-zero EU: roadblocks, challenges and opportunities. European Climate and Energy Modelling Platform - ECEMP. Online. Oct 2022.
  • Conference "openENTRANCE case study 3: Need for flexibility storage" EMP-E 2021 - Re-Energising Sustainable Transitions in Europe. Energy Modelling Platform for Europe- EMPE. Online. Oct 2021.
  • Conference "Semidefinite relaxation and generalised Benders decomposition to solve the transmission expansion network and reactive power planning" 15th Workshop on Industrial Systems and Energy Technologies - JOSITE'2020. Instituto de Investigación Tecnológica. Universidad Pontificia Comillas. Madrid (Spain). Jul 2020.
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