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Dr. Paolo Mastropietro

Current position:
Research Assistant Professor
Association date:
SM26. P-501
Phone 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


Invited Conferences and Seminars

  • Seminar "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.

External Training Courses

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

Fellowships and Awards

  • Fellowship "Beca Iberdrola de ayuda a la investigación en energía y medio ambiente". 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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