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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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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.


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

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

  • Conference "Nuevos servicios que puede proveer la demanda industrial a los operadores de red. Casos prácticos de los Proyectos europeos InteGrid y CoordiNet.". 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". 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". Fundación CONAMA. Madrid (Spain). Nov 2018.
  • Presentation "Nuevas empresas energéticas (2). El nuevo papel de las grandes «utilities» energéticas. Presentación del estudio Comillas/MIT". Gobierno de Navarra; y Fundación Gas Natural Fenosa. Pamplona (Spain). Jun 2018.
  • Workshop "Approaches for DSO-TSO-PX coordination". Deutsches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung (DIW Berlín). Milano (Italy). Jan 2018.
  • Conference "The value of aggregators in electricity systems". 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". 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". Instituto de Investigación Tecnológica. Universidad Pontificia Comillas. Madrid (Spain). May 2016.
  • Round table "La economía de la energía: entender la tarifa". Servimedia. Santiago de Compostela (Spain). May 2016.
  • Conference "Economics, regulation and business models". École polytechnique. Université Paris Saclay. Paris (France). Jan 2015.
  • Seminar "IIT models seminar". Universidad Pontificia Comillas. Madrid (Spain). Jun 2014.

Organization of Scientific Meetings

  • 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

Relevant Positions

  • Member of Expert Advisory List Comisión Regional de Interconexión Eléctrica. Guatemala City (Guatemala). Aug 2020 - Today.
  • Editor at "Guest Editorial" MDPI AG. Basel (Switzerland). Nov 2019 - 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

  • "The Spanish experience with dynamic tariffs". Florence School of Regulation. Italy. (Nov 2020)
  • "Un gran vuelco para la industria de la luz". Ediciones El Pais, S.L.. Spain. (May 2020)
  • "¿Conseguiremos descarbonizar la industria para 2050?". The Conversation Media Group Ltd. Spain. (Nov 2019)
  • "Análisis de los escenarios futuros para el sector eléctrico en España". Radiotelevisión Española (RTVE). Spain. (Sep 2018)

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.