José Ignacio de la Fuente was born in Soria, Spain, in 1967. He obtained both his B.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from Universidad Pontificia Comillas (UPCo), Madrid, in 1990 and 1997 respectively. Currently, he is a researcher at the Instituto de Investigación Tecnológica (UPCo). He also teaches power transimission and distribution systems at the Engineering School ICAI, in the same university. He carried out a 6 months sabatical stay at the electric utility PG&E (Pacific Gas and electric Company), San Francisco (USA), granted by the Spanish Education Ministry. His interest areas include power systems control and optimization, ancillary services procurement and remuneration, energy bidding strategies and power quality issues.