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D. Orlando Mauricio Valarezo Rivera

Current position:
Research Assistant
Association date:
SM26. P-409
Phone extension number:
+34 91 542-2800 ext. 2778
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Orlando Valarezo obtained a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering at Escuela Superior Politécnica del Litoral of Ecuador. He holds a master’s degree in Power Systems and its Automation from the Shandong University of China and a master’s degree in Computational Engineering and Mathematics from the Universitat Rovira i Virgili of Spain. Orlando works at the Institute for Research in Technology (IIT) in the area of Smart and Sustainable Grids. His research focuses on the Interaction between DSO and third-party flexibility resources in the operation of distribution grids.

Areas of interest:

Flexibility markets, TSO-DSO coordination, Energy innovation and technology, Renewable energy integration, Data science, and Energy modelling and optimization.


- Research Assistant, Institute for Research in Technology, Universidad Pontificia Comillas, Madrid-Spain, March 2020 – Present.
- Graduate Student Researcher, School of Electrical Engineering, Shandong University, Jinan-China, September 2016 – June 2019.
- Electrical Engineer, SISELEC Sistemas Eléctricos S.A, Guayaquil-Ecuador, June 2011 - May 2015, Positions: Project Manager, SCADA Projects Coordinator, Engineering Technical Assistant.
- Teaching Assistant, Digital Systems Laboratory, Faculty of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Escuela Superior Politécnica del Litoral – ESPOL, Guayaquil-Ecuador, October 2009 – February 2011.


- Programming Languages: Python, Matlab, R, awk, Java.
- Optimization and Modelling: Gurobipy, GAMS, IBM ILOG CPLEX, Solver.
- Data Analytics: Apache Spark.
- Simulation Software: Simio, Labview, Simulink.
- SCADA Protocols: IEC61850(MMS and Goose), DNP3, ICCP, Modbus, OPC.
- Power System Software: Pandapower, Matpower, Survalent Technology (Scada Explorer, SmartVU), Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories (acSELerator QuickSet, Architect and RTAC).
- Github profile: https://github.com/ovalarezo

Current research interests:

Interaction between DSO and third-party flexibility resources in the operation of distribution grids.

Journal Publications

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International Exchanges

  • Sep - Apr 2023, Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology, University of Melbourne (UOM). Parkville (Australia).
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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.
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Technical Reports

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Fellowships and Awards

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