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Dr. José Ignacio Pérez Arriaga

Current position:
Research Area:
Energy Systems Regulation
Association date:
FR3. D-008
Phone Number:
+34 91 542-2800 ext. 6157
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Areas of interest:

Regulation, economics, planning, operation and control of electric power systems. Sustainability of the energy model. Electricity access in developing countries.


MS and PhD in Electrical Engineering from MIT, and Electrical Engineer from Comillas University in Madrid, Spain. Since 2008 visiting professor at the Center for Energy and Environmental Policy Research (MIT, Boston, USA). Professor and Director of the BP Chair on Sustainable Development at Comillas University, Madrid, Spain, and founder and director for 11 years of its Institute for Research in Technology (IIT). Commissioner at the Spanish Electricity Regulatory Commission (1995-2000). Independent Member of the Single Electricity Market Committee of Ireland (2007-2012). Life member of the Spanish Royal Academy of Engineering and Fellow and Life Member of IEEE. Member of the Board of Appeal of the Agency for the Coordination of Energy Regulators (ACER) in the EU. Director of Training at the Florence School of Regulation in the European University Institute (Florence, Italy). Review editor of the 5th Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). Consultant and lecturer in more than 30 countries. Author and editor of several books, more than 200 papers, principal investigator in more than 90 projects and supervisor of 35 doctoral theses and more than 100 master theses. His current areas of research are future trends in energy regulation, regulation and planning of electricity access, regional markets and operation and planning of power systems with a strong presence of renewable generation and other decentralized resources.

Journal Publications


Ph.D. Thesis

Conference Papers

Books and Book chapters

Working papers

Technical reports

Training courses

Other Activities

  • Miembro del Consejo Asesor del VII Congreso Nacional de Igenieros del ICAI «Valor y talento para la sociedad». . Asociación Nacional de Ingenieros del ICAI. Madrid (Spain). Nov 2015.
  • Editor at "European Review of Energy Markets". European Energy Institute. Jun 2015 - Today.
  • Miembro del Consejo editorial de la revista «Papeles de Energía». . FUNCAS. Madrid (Spain). Jun 2015 - Today.
  • Director of the On-line Course on Regulation of the Power Sector. . Florence School of Regulation; Universidad Pontificia Comillas. Feb 2015 - Today.
  • Miembro del Consejo Asesor. . ONGAWA. Madrid (Spain). Jul 2013 - Today.
  • Member of the Scientific Advisory Board. . WAME & EXPO 2015. Milano (Italy). Jul 2013 - Today.
  • Editor at "Regulation of the Power Sector". Springer. Heidelberg (Germany). May 2013.
  • Miembro del International Scientific Committee. . Enel Fundación. Rome (Italy). Nov 2011 - Today.
  • Miembro del Board of Appeal. . Agency for the Coordination of Energy Regulators (ACER). Ljubljana (Slovenia). Oct 2011 - Today.
  • Editor at "Tecnologías para el desarrollo de las comunidades rurales aisladas". Fundación Pro Rebus Academiae de la Real Academia de Ingeniería. Madrid (Spain). Jun 2011.
  • Miembro del Grupo Asesor de Expertos para el Director General de Energía de la Comisión Europea para el desarrollo de la Hoja de Ruta de la Energía 2050. . Comisión Europea. Brussels (Belgium). May 2011 - Today.
  • Editor at "Economics of Energy and Environmental Policy". International Association for Energy Economics (IAEE). Stockholm (Sweden). May 2011 - Today.
  • Member of the Advisory Committee for the EU General Direction for Energy on the Energy Roadmap 2050. . European Commission. Brussels (Belgium). May - Dec 2011.
  • Editor at "Energia, economia i seguretat: vincles estratègics". Institut d'Estudis de la Seguretat. Barcelona (Spain). Oct 2010.
  • Editor at "Fifth Assessment Report (AR5)". Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). Geneva (Switzerland). Oct 2010 - Dec 2014.
  • Miembro de Comité Científico. . Economics for Energy. Vigo (Spain). Jul 2010 - Today.
  • Editor at "Special Issue «Incentives for a low-carbon energy future» in European Review of Energy Markets. Vol. 3, no. 2, pp. 1-321, Junio 2009". European Energy Institute. Brussels (Belgium). Jun 2009.
  • «Contribuciones a la teoría y práctica de los mercados eléctricos». Premiado en Chapter Oustanding Engineer Award. . Power Enineering Society (PES) del Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE). Madrid (Spain). Oct 2008.
  • Miembro del European University Institute. . Florence School of Regulation (FSR). Florence (Italy). Oct 2008 - Jun 2009.
  • Visiting professor at the Center for Energy and Environmental Policy Research (CEEPR). . Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Cambridge (United States of America). Sep 2008 - Today.
  • Organization of "CESSA Conference: Prospects for a European Hydrogen Economy". . European Comission. Madrid (Spain). Apr 2008.
  • Miembro del Irish Regulatory Committee. . Single Electricity Market. Dublin (Ireland). Nov 2007 - Oct 2012.
  • Member of the Scientific Committee of IEFE. . Bocconi University. Milano (Italy). Sep 2007 - Today.
  • Miembro del Scientific Advisory Board del «Next Infrastructures Program». . Delft University. Delft (Netherlands). Jun 2006 - Today.
  • XI Premio Javier Benjumea 2005. . Asociación Nacional de Ingenieros del ICAI - Universidad Pontificia Comillas. Madrid (Spain). Nov 2005.
  • Miembro del Consejo. . European Energy Institute. Brussels (Belgium). Mar 2004 - Today.
  • Miembro de número. . Real Academia Española de Ingeniería. Madrid (Spain). Oct 2003 - Today.
  • Miembro del Consejo editorial de la revista «IEEE Latin America Transactions». . IEEE Region 9. Buenos Aires (Argentina). Oct 2003 - Today.
  • Director of Energy Training. . European University Institute. Florence School of Regulation (FSR). Florence (Italy). Mar 2001 - Today.
  • Advisor to the Electricity Working Group. . Council of European Energy Regulators (CEER). Brussels (Belgium). Sep 2000 - Nov 2004.
  • Chairman of the Advisory Board for the development of the Electricity Regional Market. . Central American Governments. Jun 2000 - Jun 2005.
  • Fellow for leadership in the planning, operation, and deregulation of electric power systems. . Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE). Piscataway (United States of America). Jan 1999.
  • Miembro. . Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE). Piscataway (United States of America). Mar 1998 - Today.
  • Comisionado. . Comisión Nacional del Sistema Eléctrico. Madrid (Spain). Apr 1995 - Apr 2000.

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