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Dr. José Pablo Chaves Ávila

Current position:
Research Associate Professor
Association date:
01/Sep/2011
Location:
SM26. D-404
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 interest are Energy Economics, integration of renewable resources and distributed energy resources in the electricity sector, smart grids and regulation of the electricity and other energy sectors. He has more than 40 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 postdoctoral research, 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 a member of the Expert list of the Regional Commission of the Electrical Interconnection for Central American (CRIE) and in September 2021 was appointed as a member of the ACER Expert Group on Demand Side Flexibility for EU Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators (ACER). 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 other energy sectors.

Journal Publications

Projects

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

  • Round table "CoordiNet lessons learnt" The CoordiNet final event. E.DSO. Brussels (Belgium). Jun 2022.
  • Presentation "Flexibility in the network" Ciclo «La distribución del futuro». UFD. Madrid (Spain). Oct 2021.
  • Conference "Driving balancing responsibility: why imbalance pricing alternatives and balancing area sizing matter for renewables" Webinar «Imbalance settlement processes: Economic incentives for balancing responsible parties in Europe». International Association for Energy Economics (IAEE). Online. Sep 2021.
  • Workshop "Electricity network tariffs in a context of decarbonization, digitalization, and decentralization" SynErgie Workshop on electricity market design: designing markets for large shares of renewables. ZEW; Technical University of Munich; Research Center Finanz- & Informationsmanagement; y Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Information Technology (FIT);. Online. Jun 2021.
  • Workshop "OneNet market designs for the procurement of system services by DSOs and TSOs" SynErgie Workshop on electricity market design: designing markets for large shares of renewables. ZEW; Technical University of Munich; Research Center Finanz- & Informationsmanagement; y Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Information Technology (FIT);. Online. Jun 2021.
  • 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 "New services that industrial demand can provide to network operators. Practical cases of the InteGrid and CoordiNet European Projects." 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 "Planning, taxes and state of the industry" Energías Renovables: Valores sociales y ambientales para la descarbonización. CONAMA 2018.. Fundación CONAMA. Madrid (Spain). Nov 2018.
  • Presentation "New energy companies (2). The new role of large energy utilities. Presentation of the study 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: electricity sector in transition". Escuela de Economía. Universidad de Costa Rica. San José (Costa Rica). Nov 2017.
  • Seminar "Presentation of the report: 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.
  • Conference "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 "The economy of energy: understanding the rate" 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.
  • Conference "IIT models seminar" Seminario divulgativo. Universidad Pontificia Comillas. Madrid (Spain). Jun 2014.

Organization of Scientific Meetings

  • Organization of "14th IEEE 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 - Jul 2021.
  • Organization of "Technical conference IIT-AEGE". Instituto de Investigación Tecnológica. Universidad Pontificia Comillas; y Asociación de Empresas con Gran Consumo Energético (AEGE). Madrid (Spain). Sep 2019.
  • Organization of "Climate Friendly Materials Platform: Supporting transition in Central and Sourthern Europe". Instituto de Investigación Tecnológica. Universidad Pontificia Comillas. Madrid (Spain). Jan 2019.

Working Papers

Technical Reports

External Training Courses

External Relevant Positions

  • Evaluator of "Energy and Transport Area" Agencia Estatal de Investigación (AEI). Madrid (Spain). Jan 2023 - Today.
  • Section Editor of «Energy Infrastructures» at «Current Sustainable/Renewable Energy Reports» Journal Springer Nature Switzerland AG. Basel (Switzerland). Nov 2022 - Today.
  • Member of the Expert Group on Demand Side Flexibility European Union Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators - ACER. Sep 2021 - Sep 2022.
  • Member of Expert Advisory List Comisión Regional de Interconexión Eléctrica. Guatemala City (Guatemala). Aug 2020 - Aug 2022.
  • 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

  • «Flexibility markets for voltage control in transmission and distribution grids: quantitative assessment of a realistic case study» "Best Poster Prize on «9th International Conference on Integration of Renewable and Distributed Energy Resources - IRED 2022»". Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation - CSIRO. Adelaide (Australia). Oct 2022.
  • «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 "Endesa Prize for the best final master proyect 2015-2016. PFM Supervisor «What is the economic value of PEV aggregation in the balancing market?» by Pierre-Emmanuel Peslier". Universidad Pontificia Comillas. Madrid (Spain). Mar 2016.

Other Activities

  • Doctoral Defense Committee of "Gil Pugliese, M. «Portfolio óptimo de comercialización y cobertura de generación en mercados eléctricos»". Instituto de Energía Eléctrica (IEE). UNSJ-CONICET. San Juan (Argentina). Dec 2022.
  • Doctoral Defense Committee of "Palacios Solórzano, J.P. «Tarifación dinámica y recursos energéticos distribuidos en redes inteligentes de distribución »". Universidad Nacional de San Juan. San Juan (Argentina) Online. Aug 2022.
  • Reviewer in "Dutch Research Council (NOW) Round Knowledge and Innovation Covenant - MISSION 2020". Dutch Research Council (NOW). The Hague (Netherlands). Dec 2021.
  • Reviewer in "RWTH Junior Principal Investigator Fellowships". RWTH Aachen University. Aachen (Germany). Mar 2021.