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Dr. José Pablo Chaves Ávila

Current position:
Research Assistant Professor
Association date:
01/Sep/2011
Location:
SM26. D-401
Phone Number:
+34 91 542-2800 ext. 2754
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Biography:

José Pablo Chaves Ávila is a researcher at the Institute for Research in Technology (IIT) at the Engineering School (ICAI) of the Comillas Pontifical University. In 2008, he obtained the Bachelor in Economics in University of Costa Rica (Costa Rica). As part of the Erasmus Mundus master in Economics and Management of Network Industries, he holds the Master in the Electric Power Industry from ICAI and the master in Digital Economics and Network Industries from Paris Sud-11 University (Paris, France). In 2014 he obtained the Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctorate on Sustainable Energy Technologies and Strategies Degree at Delft University of Technology (The Netherlands), a joint program with Comillas Pontifical University and the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Sweden. His areas of interests are Energy Economics, integration of renewable resources and distributed energy resources in the electricity sector, smart grids and regulation of the electricity and gas sectors. He has more than 30 national and international publications in journals and conference proceedings on these topics. José Pablo has been visiting scholar at the European University Institute (Italy), the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (USA) and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA. During his post-doct he participated in the Utility of the Future project, a joint project between IIT and MIT. From September 2016 he is lead and operating agent of the ISGAN Academy of the International Smart Grid Action Network. In August 2020 he was selected as member of the Expert list of the Regional Comission of the Electrical Interconnection for Central American (CRIE). From October 2020 he is Deputy Director of the Institute for Research in Technology.


Areas of interest:

Energy economics, integration of renewable resources and distributed energy resources in the electricity sector, smart grids and regulation of the electricity and gas sectors.

Journal Publications

Projects

Ph.D. Thesis

    Developed:

  • In progress:

  • C. Moscula Atienza, Natural gas tariff design: a comprehensive framework for analyzing economic efficiency.. Universidad Pontificia Comillas. Madrid (España).
  • T. Gerres , Evaluating the Impact of Industrial Decarbonisation on the Energy System with Special Emphasis on the Electricity Sector. Universidad Pontificia Comillas. Madrid (España).
  • S. Huclin , Comparing centralized vs. competitive markert medium-term hydrothermal operation considering storage with different timeframes in high renewables scenarios. Universidad Pontificia Comillas. Madrid (España).
  • M. Mohammed Nour , Flexible Charging of Electric Vehicles Using Distributed Technologies Such as Blockchain. Universidad Pontificia Comillas. Madrid (España).
  • F. Martn Utrilla, Exploring the design of local Market-based Machanisms to provide DSO flexibility services.. Universidad Pontificia Comillas. Madrid (España).

Conference Papers

International Exchanges

  • Oct - Nov 2015, MIT Energy Initiative (MITEI), Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Boston (United States of America).
  • Jul - Aug 2014, Environmental Energy Technologies Division, Energy Storage and Distributed Resources Department. Grid Integration Group, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. California City (United States of America).
  • Aug - Dec 2012, Robert Schumann Center, European University Institute. Florence (Italy).

Invited Conferences and Seminars

  • Workshop "Local market designs for maximizing social benefits (survey results)" ISGAN Annex 6 workshop “Capturing Flexibility in Local Energy Systems". International Smart Grid Action Network (ISGAN). Online. Jan 2021.
  • Conference "Nuevos servicios que puede proveer la demanda industrial a los operadores de red. Casos prácticos de los Proyectos europeos InteGrid y CoordiNet." Jornada Técnica IIT-AEGE. Instituto de Investigación Tecnológica. Universidad Pontificia Comillas; y Asociación de Empresas con Gran Consumo Energético (AEGE). Madrid (Spain). Sep 2019.
  • Workshop "Research activities within the Energy Sector in IIT-COMILLAS" ETIP SNET WG4. European Technology and Innovation Plattform (ETIP); Smart Networks for Energy Transition (SNET); Universidad Pontificia Comillas. Madrid (Spain). Jun 2019.
  • Round table "Planificación, fiscalidad y estado de la industria" Energías Renovables: Valores sociales y ambientales para la descarbonización. CONAMA 2018.. Fundación CONAMA. Madrid (Spain). Nov 2018.
  • Presentation "Nuevas empresas energéticas (2). El nuevo papel de las grandes «utilities» energéticas. Presentación del estudio Comillas/MIT" Dimensiones económicas del nuevo modelo energético en España. Gobierno de Navarra; y Fundación Gas Natural Fenosa. Pamplona (Spain). Jun 2018.
  • Workshop "Approaches for DSO-TSO-PX coordination" 1st Workshop Meeting on TSO-DSO-Px Cooperation. Future Power market Platform. Deutsches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung (DIW Berlín). Milano (Italy). Jan 2018.
  • Conference "The value of aggregators in electricity systems" 5th Armand Peugeot Chair International Conference - Electromobility: Challenging Issues. Governance and Regulation; y Vedecom Institute. Paris (France). Dec 2017.
  • Seminar "Utility of the Future: sector eléctrico en transición". Escuela de Economía. Universidad de Costa Rica. San José (Costa Rica). Nov 2017.
  • Seminar "Presentación del informe: Utility of the Future". Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad (ICE). San José (Costa Rica). Nov 2017.
  • Workshop "Future electricity revenue streams". Eneco. Rotterdam (Netherlands). Feb 2017.
  • Workshop "Smart grids to support clean energy integration" Mexico’s Path Towards a Smarter Grid: An Interactive International Workshop on Grid Modernization in Mexico. International Smart Grid Action Network (ISGAN). Mexico City (Mexico). Aug 2016.
  • Seminar "Retail prices designs in a context of flexible customer: impacts on the bulk power sytem" 11th Workshop on Industrial Systems and Energy Technologies - JOSITE'2016. Instituto de Investigación Tecnológica. Universidad Pontificia Comillas. Madrid (Spain). May 2016.
  • Round table "La economía de la energía: entender la tarifa" Seminario «Las cuentas de la energía: entender la tarifa». Servimedia. Santiago de Compostela (Spain). May 2016.
  • Conference "Economics, regulation and business models" Smart Grids: New Challenges. École polytechnique. Université Paris Saclay. Paris (France). Jan 2015.
  • Seminar "IIT models seminar" Seminario divulgativo. Universidad Pontificia Comillas. Madrid (Spain). Jun 2014.

Organization of Scientific Meetings

  • Organization of "14th PowerTech Conference 2021". Poster session chair. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Power and Energy Society (IEEE PES); y Universidad Pontificia Comillas. Madrid (Spain). Jun 2020 - Jul 2021.
  • Organization of "Jornada Técnica IIT-AEGE". Instituto de Investigación Tecnológica. Universidad Pontificia Comillas; y Asociación de Empresas con Gran Consumo Energético (AEGE). Madrid (Spain). Sep 2019.
  • Organization of "Plataforma de materiales amigables con el medio ambiente: apoyando la transición en el centro y sur de Europa". Instituto de Investigación Tecnológica. Universidad Pontificia Comillas. Madrid (Spain). Jan 2019.

Technical Reports

External Relevant Positions

  • Member of Expert Advisory List Comisión Regional de Interconexión Eléctrica. Guatemala City (Guatemala). Aug 2020 - Today.
  • Editor at "Energies. Special Issue "Integration of Renewable and Distributed Energy Resources in Power Systems"" MDPI AG. Basel (Switzerland). Jul 2020.
  • Leader of Annex 8 of the International Smart Grid Action Network (ISGAN) International Smart Grid Action Network (ISGAN). New Delhi (India). Oct 2016 - Today.

Media and Research Dissemination

Fellowships and Awards

  • «Simultaneous ascending auction: a local flexibility mechanism tool» Best Poster Award of the 8th International Conference on Integration of Renewable and Distributed Energy Resources - IRED 2018. Federal Ministry of Transport, Innovation and Technology (BMVIT); Austrian Institute of Technology (AIT); y International Smart Grid Action Network (ISGAN). Vienna (Austria). Oct 2018.
  • Director of prizewinning work in "Premio Endesa al mejor Proyecto Fin de Máster 2015-2016". Universidad Pontificia Comillas. Madrid (Spain). Mar 2016.

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