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Dr. Paolo Mastropietro

Current position:
Research Associate Professor
Association date:
SM26. D-201
Phone extension number:
+34 91 542-2800 ext. 2740
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Paolo Mastropietro is researcher at the Institute for Research in Technology (IIT) of Comillas Pontifical University in Madrid. He is an environmental engineer specialized in energy and sustainability; he received his Master´s Degree in 2009, from the University of Roma Tor Vergata, and his PhD in 2016, from Comillas University, with a thesis on the design of capacity remuneration mechanisms. He worked in the private sector both in Italy and Spain and in 2011 he was selected for the UNV (United Nations Volunteers) Programme and served for one year as Project Officer at the Addis Ababa UNEP (United Nations Environmental Programme) Liaison Office. Paolo joined IIT in September 2012 in the framework of the SETS (Sustainable Energy Technologies and Strategies) Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctorate. Since then, he has been carrying out consultancy activities in the field of power sector regulation and he contributed to the publication of several scientific papers and project deliverables.

Areas of interest:

Power sector regulation; Security of supply; Capacity remuneration mechanisms; regional markets; tariff design and subsidies

Journal Publications

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show 39 projects

Ph.D. Thesis

show 2 Ph.D. Thesis

Conference Papers

show 9 conference papers

International Exchanges

  • Jul 2014 - Apr 2015, Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management, Technische Universiteit Delft (TU Delft). Delft (Netherlands).
show 1 international exchanges

Invited Conferences and Seminars

  • Presentation "Capacity market: what is it, how does it work and what has been done in other countries?" Open Sessions. AEPIBAL. Online. Jan 2024.
  • Seminar "Capacity market mechanism for energy transition: international experience" Webinar. MAI Group. Online. Nov 2023.
  • Presentation "Future-proofed resource adequacy metrics for elastic demand and integrated energy systems" Resource Adequacy Working Group (RAWG) Annual Meeting 2023. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Power and Energy Society (IEEE PES). Online. Jul 2023.
  • Conference "National capacity mechanisms in the European IEM: opening the doors to neighbours" 10th Workshop on Industrial Systems and Energy Technologies - JOSITE'2015. Instituto de Investigación Tecnológica. Universidad Pontificia Comillas. Madrid (Spain). May 2015.
show 4 invited conferences and seminars

External Training Courses

show 8 external training courses

External Relevant Positions

  • Evaluator of "Call CEF Energy Cross-Border Renewable Energy (CB RES) status list" CINEA (European Climate, Infrastructure and Environment Executive Agency). Brussels (Belgium). May - Jun 2023.
  • Evaluator of "Call Horizon Europe - Cluster 5: Climate, Energy and Mobility" CINEA (European Climate, Infrastructure and Environment Executive Agency). Brussels (Belgium). Jun 2022.
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Media and research dissemination

  • "Measures to tackle the Covid-19 outbreak impact on energy poverty: preliminary analysis based on the Italian and Spanish experiences". (Apr 2020) Link
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Fellowships and Awards

  • Fellowship "Iberdrola Scholarship to research in energy and the environment". Fundación Iberdrola España. Madrid (Spain). Oct 2020.
  • «Capacity Remuneration Mechanisms in the Context of the European Internal Energy Market» "2015 ICER Distinguished Scholar Award in the category of Next Practices. 6th World Forum on Energy Regulation - WFER". International Confederation of Energy Regulators (ICER). Istanbul (Turkey). May 2015.
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Other Activities

  • Doctoral Defense Committee of "Barrella, R. «Addressing energy poverty in an integrated way. An interdisciplinary characterisation of Spanish vulnerable households and proposal for implementing feasible technical and policy solutions»". Universidad Pontificia Comillas. Madrid (Spain). Jul 2022.
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