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Dr. Pablo Frías Marín

Current position:
Senior Associate Professor
Association date:
01/Jun/2001
Location:
AA25. D-513
Phone Number:
+34 91 542-2800 ext. 6232
Phone number:
915406232
Email:
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Biography:

Pablo Frías is a senior associate professor at the Electrical Engineering Department and researcher at the Institute for Research in Technology (IIT), both at the Engineering School ICAI of Universidad Pontificia Comillas. He received Industrial Engineering and Ph.D. degrees in 2001 and 2008, respectively. Since 2018 he serves as Vice-Dean for Economic and Institutional Affairs at the ICAI Engineering School. In 2001 he joined IIT, where during 2009-2016 he was head of the "Smart and Sustainable Grids" Research Group, and from March 2016 to September 2018 was appointed as Deputy Director of the IIT. He has a large experience working and coordinating applied research projects in the area of renewable generation and smart grids at the international level. Currently, he is director of the Observatory of Electric Vehicles and Sustainable Mobility in Comillas University, and coordinator of Annex 8 at the International Smart Grid Action Network (ISGAN). He has been visiting researcher at Imperial College in UK and INESC in Portugal. His research interests are the integration of renewable generation in electrical systems, the penetration of distributed resources in electricity networks (distributed generation, load management, storage systems, and electric vehicles), and the advanced design of electrical machines. Since 2004 he has been a lecturer at the Department of Electrical Engineering ICAI, and Head of the Electric Machines and Drives Lab. in the period 2013-2019. He is also responsible for different courses (Electric Machines, The Challenges of Future Electricity Systems and ICT & BigData in Power Systems) and was coordinator of two post-graduate programs (Control Specialist Power Systems, Masters in Electricity Generation). He has the accreditations of two six-year research in Engineering and Architecture, as well as the ACAP National Certification of PhD assistant professor.


Areas of interest:

Operation and planning of electric power systems. Power economics. Integration of distributed generation in power systems. Advanced electric machines. Electric Vehicles and Sustainable Mobility.

Journal Publications

Projects

Conference Papers

Books and Book Chapters

International Exchanges

  • Jul - Aug 2006, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Imperial College. London (United Kingdom).
  • Jun - Jul 2005, Porto Power System Unit, Instituto de Engenharia de Sistemas e Computadores, Tecnologia e Ciência (INESC TEC). Porto (Portugal).

Invited Conferences and Seminars

  • Round table "Challenges of the new mobility: eConcessionaires, recharging infrastructures and road safety" Congreso & Expo 2022 Faconauto. Faconauto. Madrid (Spain). Mar 2022.
  • Presentation "Europe’s perspective of smart EV charging. Session 4: Smart charging infraestructure" E-Mobility Workshop. I.I.T. Bombay. Online. Feb 2022.
  • Conference "Electromobility in Spain: current status and future trends" 7th Annual Electric Vehicle Road Transport. Edinburgh Napier University. Online. Oct 2021.
  • Chair in "Round table on European environment" ¿Cómo llegar a 5 millones de vehículos eléctricos en 2030? Retos y oportunidades II.. Asociación/Colegio Nacional de Ingenieros de ICAI; Fundación Caminos; y Observatorio del Vehículo Eléctrico y Movilidad Sostenible (OVEMS). Madrid (Spain). Oct 2021.
  • Seminar "Roadmap to a green Europe" XII Noche Europea de los Investigadores de Madrid. . Fundación madri+d; Universidad Pontificia Comillas. Madrid (Spain). Sep 2021.
  • Conference "EV charging infrastructure-global experience" Transport and Climate Change Week Webinar. GIZ India; IIT-Bombay. Online. Jun 2021.
  • Conference "Electric mobility: trends and challenges" Presente y futuro de la movilidad eléctrica. IBM. Madrid (Spain). Jun 2021.
  • Chair in "Round table «Challenges of mobility for all»" Ciclo Encuentros de Innovación para la Sostenibilidad. Casa de Mexico en España; y Fundación Iberdrola España. Madrid (Spain). May 2021.
  • Conference "Regulatory barriers and gaps for e-mobility" Digitalization of the user-centric Energy System: the use case of electric mobility. Interconnect Project. Online. Mar 2021.
  • Round table "EV revolution: a power sector view on coupling with mobility" Evento online. Florence School of Regulation. Florence (Italy). Apr 2020.
  • Round table "Charging Up India’s Electric Vehicles – a charging infrastructure and power system perspective" FSR Global Hub Launch. Florence School of Regulation. New Delhi (India). Nov 2019.
  • Conference "Regulation of electricity generation distributed in Spain. Comparison with other countries" Seminario «Generación eléctrica distribuida: impactos e implementación». Fundación Naturgy. Santiago de Compostela (Spain). Oct 2019.
  • Presentation "Demonstration of intelligent grid technologies for renewables integration and interactive consumer participation enabling interoperable market solutions and interconnected stakeholders" First International Conference on Smart Energy Systems and Technologies - SETS 2018. Universidad de Sevilla. Seville (Spain). Sep 2018.
  • Conference "Future energy challenges at Comillas IIT/ICAI" IAJES Conference. Universidad de Deusto. Bilbao (Spain). Jul 2018.
  • Seminar "New business models enabled by smart grids technology" From intelligent energy solutions to disruptive business models. Instituto de Engenharia de Sistemas e Computadores, Tecnologia e Ciência (INESC TEC); y edp distribuiÇao. Lisbon (Portugal). Jun 2018.
  • Conference "Electro mobility: current state and challenges" YES 2018 -Europe Europe Annual Conference. Universidad Politécnica de Madrid. Madrid (Spain). Mar 2018.
  • Round table "Electro-mobility: local vs. regional policy integration?" YES 2018 -Europe Europe Annual Conference. Universidad Politécnica de Madrid. Madrid (Spain). Mar 2018.
  • Conference "Integration of PV and EVs in unbalanced residential LV networks and implications for the smart grid and advanced metering infrastructure deployment" 5th Armand Peugeot Chair International Conference - Electromobility: Challenging Issues. Governance and Regulation; y Vedecom Institute. Paris (France). Dec 2017.
  • Workshop "Business models for large industrial electricity users and necessary policy improvements" European workshop «Enabling PV integration by delivering flexibility to the energy market». European Commission. Amsterdam (Netherlands). Sep 2017.
  • Presentation "Business models for activating industrial demand response" Smart Energy Summit 2017. Smart Energy Demand Coalition (SEDC); y European Copper Institute (ECI). Brussels (Belgium). Apr 2017.
  • Seminar "Opportunities in decentralization and integration of urban energy management" La energía como oportunidad de empleo y de creación de empresas. Fundacion Gas Natural Fenosa; Junta de Comunidades de Castilla La Mancha. Toledo (Spain). Apr 2016.
  • Conference "A cost-benefit analysis of the alternatives of reduction of the «diffuse» emissions in Spain" Seminario de Gestión Ambiental. La reducción de emisiones «difusas»: alternativas energéticas. Fundación Gas Natural Fenosa. Zaragoza (Spain). Apr 2014.
  • Workshop "Consumption on demand in smart grids" II Workshop Smart Grids. Grupo Tecma Red. Madrid (Spain). Nov 2013.
  • Chair in "2nd International Conference on Renewable Energy Research and Applications -ICRERA 2013" Program Chair and Chairman in: «Renewable Energy Sources and Systems». Universidad Pontificia Comillas e International Journal of Renewable Energy Research (IJRER). Madrid (Spain). Oct 2013.
  • Round table "Smart Grids" 7th International Conference on the European Energuy Market, EEM10. Universidad Pontificia Comillas. Madrid (Spain). Jun 2010.
  • Presentation "Integración de la generación distribuida en las redes eléctricas de distribución del futuro" Generación eléctrica distribuida. Unidad Editorial. Conferencias, Formación. Madrid (Spain). May 2010.
  • Seminar "Discussion on cooperation, communication and availability of data" SUSPLAN-Regional Kick-Off Workshop “Energy Infrastructure Scenarios for the South-Western Region”. Universidad Pontificia Comillas. Madrid (Spain). Mar 2009.

Organization of Scientific Meetings

  • Organization of "14th IEEE PowerTech Conference 2021" General Co-Chair. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Power and Energy Society (IEEE PES); y Universidad Pontificia Comillas. Madrid (Spain). Jun - Jul 2021.
  • Organization of "14th IEEE PowerTech Conference 2021" Finance chair and treasurer. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Power and Energy Society (IEEE PES); y Universidad Pontificia Comillas. Madrid (Spain). Jun - Jul 2021.
  • Member of Committee at "7th IEEE PES International Conference on Innovative Smart Grid Technologies (ISGT Europe 2017)". IEEE Power & Energy Society (IEEE PES). Turin (Italy). Sep 2017.
  • Member of Committee at "44th International 2017 IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference - 2017 IEEE PVSC-44". Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc. - IEEE. Washington (United States of America). Jun 2017.
  • Member of Committee at "12th IEEE PES PowerTech Conference 2017". IEEE Power & Energy Society (IEEE PES). Manchester (United Kingdom). Jun 2017.
  • Member of Committee at "6th IEEE PES International Conference on Innovative Smart Grid Technologies (ISGT Europe 2016)". IEEE Power & Energy Society (IEEE PES). Ljubljana (Slovenia). Oct 2016.
  • Member of Committee at "12th International Conference on the European Energy Market - EEM15". Instituto Superior de Engenharia de Lisboa (ISEL). Lisbon (Portugal). May 2015.
  • Organization of "3rd SAB Workshop ADVANCED «Demand response: relevance for the electricity system & barriers and enablers from the consumers perspective»". Universidad Pontificia Comillas. Madrid (Spain). Sep 2014.
  • Member of Committee at "IEEE 11th International Conference on the European Energy Market - EEM2014". IEEE Power & Energy Society (IEEE PES). Krakow (Poland). May 2014.
  • Organization of "SUSPLAN-Regional Workshop on Results. "Energy Infrastructure Scenarios for the South-Western Region”". SUSPLAN EU Project, European Union. Madrid (Spain). May 2010.
  • Organization of "Technical Program Committee «Power System Computation Conference 2008»" https://goo.gl/gjbq7v. Glasgow (United Kingdom). Feb 2008.

Technical Reports

External Training Courses

Patents

  • "Sistema de regulación de flujo luminoso de alto rendimiento para sistemas de alimentación de alumbrado". Owner(s): Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Universidad Pontificia Comillas. Priority country: Spain. (Apr 2010)
  • "Método para incrementar la potencia eléctrica neta de centrales termosolares". Owner(s): Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Universidad Pontificia Comillas. Priority country: Spain. (Apr 2009)
  • "Sistema de desexcitación rápida para máquinas síncronas con excitación indirecta". Owner(s): Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Universidad Pontificia Comillas. Priority country: Spain. (Feb 2009)
  • "Sistema y método de detección de faltas a tierra en sistemas de corriente continua alimentados mediante rectificadores". Owner(s): Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Universidad Pontificia Comillas. Priority country: Spain. (Feb 2009)

External Relevant Positions

  • Member of Editorial Board of «Smart Grids and Microgrids» Section of the «Energies» journal MDPI AG. Basel (Switzerland). Jan 2020 - Today.
  • Member of the Academic Council of AEDIVE Asociación Empresarial para el Desarrollo e Impulso de la Movilidad Eléctrica (AEDIVE). Madrid (Spain). Jun 2019 - Today.
  • Member of the Executive Committee of the International Smart Grid Action Network (ISGAN) International Smart Grid Action Network (ISGAN). New Delhi (India). Oct 2015 - Today.
  • Evaluator of "Concurso Regular 2011" Comisión Nacional de Investigación Científica y Tecnológica (CONICYT). Santiago de Chile (Chile). Nov 2010.

Media and Research Dissemination

Fellowships and Awards

  • «Modelo regulatorio del control de tensiones en los sistemas eléctricos de potencia» "Honorary Distinction to the best Doctoral Thesis on Engineering". Universidad Pontificia Comillas. Madrid (Spain). Jan 2009.

Other Activities

  • Doctoral Defense Committee of "Ciller Cutillas, P. «The rural electrification planning problem: strategies and solutions»". Universidad Pontificia Comillas. Madrid (Spain). Apr 2021.
  • Doctoral Defense Committee of "Nájera Alvarez, J. «Study and analysis of the behavior of LFP and NMC electric vehicle batteries concerning their ageing and their integration into the power grid»". Universidad Politécnica de Madrid. Madrid (Spain). Mar 2021.
  • Doctoral Defense Committee of "García López, F.P. «Operación flexible de redes de distribución mediante convertidores electrónicos»". Universidad de Sevilla. Seville (Spain). Oct 2019.
  • Doctoral Defense Committee of "Barreira Iría, J.P. «Optimal participation of an aggregator of prosumers in the electricity markets»". Universidade do Porto. Porto (Portugal). Jul 2019.
  • Doctoral Defense Committee of "Rezania über, R. «Integration of electrical vehicles in the Austrian electricity system»". Technische Universität Viena (TUB). Vienna (Austria). Jun 2019.
  • Doctoral Defense Committee of "Borne, O. «Vehicle-to-grid et flexibilité pour les réseaux d'électricité: de la solution technique à la construction de business model»". Université Paris-Saclay. Saclay (France). Mar 2019.
  • Doctoral Defense Committee of "Abdelmotteleb, I. «Designing electricity distribution network charges for an efficient integration of distributed energy resources and customer response»". Universidad Pontificia Comillas. Madrid (Spain). Dec 2018.
  • Doctoral Defense Committee of "Ramírez Díaz, A.J. «Electromobility as enhacer of renewable energies in isolated systems: the case of Canary Islands»". Universidad de La Laguna. San Cristóbal de La Laguna (Spain). Jul 2018.
  • Doctoral Defense Committee of "Montuori, L. «Application of demand response strategies for the management of natural gas systems under the smart grid configuration: development of a methodology for technical, economic and environmental evaluation»". Universitat Politècnica de València. Valencia (Spain). Sep 2017.
  • Doctoral Defense Committee of "Makibar Puente, A. «Storage size for PV power ramp rate control»". Universidad Politécnica de Madrid. Madrid (Spain). Jul 2017.
  • Doctoral Defense Committee of "Codani, P. «Grid integrated vehicles: business models and technical constraints for car manufacturers»". Université Paris-Saclay. Paris (France). Oct 2016.
  • Doctoral Defense Committee of "Rodríguez Ortega, M.P. «Diseño de tarifas eléctricas: Tarifas de redes de distribución»". Universidad Pontificia Comillas. Madrid (Spain). Jan 2016.
  • Doctoral Defense Committee of "Saiz Marín, E. «Voltage control design of wind energy harvesting networks»". Universidad Pontificia Comillas. Madrid (Spain). Oct 2015.
  • Doctoral Defense Committee of "Hernández Sautua, A. «Metodología de selección y dimensionado de un SSSC para el control del flujo de potencia en la red eléctrica de transporte»". Escuela Técnica superior de Ingeniería de Bilbao. Universidad del País Vasco. Bilbao (Spain). Jul 2015.
  • Doctoral Defense Committee of "Rebollo López, E. «Desarrollo de un nuevo sistema de des-excitación rápida para máquinas síncronas de alta potencia con excitación brushless»". Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingenieros Industriales. Universidad Politécnica de Madrid. Madrid (Spain). May 2015.
  • Doctoral Defense Committee of "Dietrich, K. «Demand response in electric systems: its contribution to regulation reserves and its role in aggregating distributed»". Universidad Pontificia Comillas. Madrid (Spain). Dec 2014.
  • Doctoral Defense Committee of "Cossent Arín, R. «Economic regulation of distribution system operators and its adaptation to the penetration of distributed energy resources and smart grid technologies»". Universidad Pontificia Comillas. Madrid (Spain). Jul 2013.
  • Organization of "Smart electricity distribution grids: economics and regulation". Universidad Pontificia Comillas. Madrid (Spain). Apr 2011.