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.
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 was nominated as Deputy Director of the Institute for Research in Technology.