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Dr. Rafael Cossent Arín

Current position:
Research Associate Professor
Association date:
02/Jul/2007
Location:
SM26. D-401
Phone Number:
+34 91 542-2800 ext. 2753
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Biography:

Rafael Cossent is a Researcher at the Institute for Research in Technology (IIT) of ICAI School of Engineering at Comillas Pontifical University, where he also acts as coordinator of the Research Unit on Smart and Sustainable Grids. Additionally, he currently is the codirector of the Chair for Hydrogen Studies and he has previously acted as coordinator of the BP Chair in Energy and Sustainability. Besides his research activities, he teaches on the regulation of network activities in the power sector. Rafael holds an Industrial Engineering degree from Comillas Pontifical University-ICAI and a PhD. degree in Electrical Engineering from the same university. Throughout his academic career, he has participated in over 40 research and consultancy projects dealing with power sector economics and regulation, integration of renewable and distributed generation, electric mobility, smart grids, and decarbonization and energy transition. He has published over 40 papers in national and international journals and conference proceedings on these topics. Rafael Cossent has been a visiting researcher at INESC (Porto-Portugal) and at Heriot-Watt University (Edimburgh-Scotland), and he has contributed to the on-line education program of the Florence School of Regulation.


Areas of interest:

Power system economics and regulation, energy transition, integration of renewable and distributed generation, smart grids, hydrogen and decarbonization.

Journal Publications

Projects

Ph.D. Thesis

Conference Papers

International Exchanges

  • Jun - Sep 2011, School of Management & Languages; Chair in Energy Economics, Heriot-Watt University. Edinburgh (United Kingdom).
  • Aug - Sep 2010, Porto Power System Unit, Instituto de Engenharia de Sistemas e Computadores, Tecnologia e Ciência (INESC TEC). Porto (Portugal).

Invited Conferences and Seminars

  • Workshop "Regulatory and policy issues" EUniversal Workshop 2022. European project Euniversal. Porto (Portugal). May 2022.
  • Conference "Public presentation of the Report of the Observatory on Energy and Sustainability in Spain. Report based on indicators. 2021 edition". Cátedra BP de Energía y Sostenibilidad. Universidad Pontificia Comillas. Madrid (Spain). Apr 2022.
  • Conference "Review of Flagships proposed for the Spanish case" Accelerating Climate Action. Key transformative investment opportunities under the Green transition Analysis of the Spanish case. Agora Energiewend; y Universidad Pontificia Comillas. Madrid (Spain). Nov 2021.
  • Conference "Public presentation of the Report of the Observatory on Energy and Sustainability in Spain. Report based on indicators. 2020 edition". Cátedra BP de Energía y Sostenibilidad. Universidad Pontificia Comillas. Madrid (Spain). Apr 2021.
  • Conference "Public presentation of the Report of the Observatory on Energy and Sustainability in Spain. Report based on indicators. 2019 edition". Cátedra BP de Energía y Sostenibilidad. Universidad Pontificia Comillas. Madrid (Spain). Jun 2020.
  • Conference "New business models for distribution grid stakeholders under high penetration of DER" Webinar. European Copper Institute. Online. May 2020.
  • Conference "New services that industrial demand can provide to network operators. Practical cases of the InteGrid and CoordiNet European Projects." Jornada Técnica IIT-AEGE. Instituto de Investigación Tecnológica. Universidad Pontificia Comillas; y Asociación de Empresas con Gran Consumo Energético (AEGE). Madrid (Spain). Sep 2019.
  • Conference "Public presentation of the Report of the Observatory on Energy and Sustainability in Spain. Report based on indicators. 2018 edition". Cátedra BP de Energía y Sostenibilidad. Universidad Pontificia Comillas. Madrid (Spain). Apr 2019.
  • 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.
  • Seminar "The structure of the electricity tariff in Spain: energy and non-energy costs" Generación eléctrica distribuida y autoconsumo: evaluación técnica y económica. Fundacion Gas Natural Fenosa; Gobierno de Navarra. Pamplona (Spain). Apr 2016.
  • Seminar "Adapting distribution network regulation to the upcoming challenges" Next Generation of Researchers in Power Systems 2012. https://goo.gl/tjsAaU. Universidad Pontificia Comillas; y Universidad Castilla-La Mancha. Villarino de los Aires (Spain). Oct 2012.
  • Seminar "Reference Network Models: A Tool to Regulate Electricity Networks and Other Applications". Heriot-Watt University. School of Management and Languages. Edinburgh (United Kingdom). Sep 2011.

Organization of Scientific Meetings

  • Organization of "Opportunities for green hydrogen in the face of the energy transition and barriers to the development of renewable hydrogen projects in Spain". Cátedra de Estudios sobre el Hidrógeno. Universidad Pontificia Comillas. Madrid (Spain). Apr 2022.
  • Organization of "Europe´s energy crisis, geopolitical risk and the role of clean hydrogen under the green transition". Cátedra de Estudios sobre el Hidrógeno. Universidad Pontificia Comillas. Madrid (Spain). Mar 2022.
  • Organization of "New business models around hydrogen: analysis from different segments of the supply chain". Cátedra de Estudios sobre el Hidrógeno. Universidad Pontificia Comillas. Madrid (Spain). Jan 2022.
  • Organization of "Technical conference IIT-AEGE". Instituto de Investigación Tecnológica. Universidad Pontificia Comillas; y Asociación de Empresas con Gran Consumo Energético (AEGE). Madrid (Spain). Sep 2019.
  • 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

External Relevant Positions

  • Member of BRIDGE Working Group in representation of Integrid project European Commission. Brussels (Belgium). Apr 2017 - Today.

Media and Research Dissemination

  • "España apuesta a lo grande por la revolución sostenible del hidrógeno verde". ABC Economía. (Jun 2022)
  • "Spain bets on green hydrogen in clean energy push". EURACTIV.com (Jun 2022)
  • "La Cátedra BP reclama una transición energética más sostenible". Oilgas. Año 50. Núm. 568. p. 12-13. (Apr 2017)

Other Activities

  • Doctoral Defense Committee of "Gerres, T. «Understanding the implications of industrial decarbonisation. A multidisciplinary approach towards the transition of the basic materials industry and its impact on our energy systems»". Universidad Pontificia Comillas. Madrid (Spain). Jan 2022.
  • 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 "Calvillo Muñoz, Ch. F. «Energy management in smart cities»". Universidad Pontificia Comillas. Madrid (Spain). Nov 2017.
  • Doctoral Defense Committee of "Vallés Rodríguez, M. «Efficient implementation and potential benefits of demand response in electricity distribution networks»". Universidad Pontificia Comillas. Madrid (Spain). Jul 2017.
  • Reviewer in "Sustainable Energy, Grids and Networks". Elsevier Science BV.. Amsterdam (Netherlands). Dec 2015 - May 2018.
  • Reviewer in "Utilities Policy". Elsevier SCI Ltd. Oxford (United Kingdom). May 2015 - Today.
  • Reviewer in "Applied Energy". Elsevier SCI Ltd. Oxford (United Kingdom). Sep 2014 - Mar 2016.
  • Reviewer in "Energy Policy". Elsevier SCI Ltd. Oxford (United Kingdom). Jun 2012 - Mar 2019.
  • Reviewer in "Energy Economics". Elsevier. Amsterdam (Netherlands). Feb 2012 - Mar 2015.
  • Reviewer in "Electric Power Systems Research". Elsevier Science Ltd.. Lausanne (Switzerland). Jun 2011 - Nov 2016.
  • Reviewer in "IEEE transactions on Smart Grid". Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc. - IEEE. Piscataway (United States of America). Mar 2011 - Apr 2016.
  • Reviewer in "IEEE Transactions on Power Systems". Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc. - IEEE. Piscataway (United States of America). Apr 2010 - Oct 2017.
  • Reviewer in "IET Generation, Transmission and Distribution". The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET). Hertford (United Kingdom). Apr 2010 - Jul 2017.
  • Reviewer in "International Journal of Electrical Power & Energy Systems - IJEPES". Elsevier SCI Ltd. Oxford (United Kingdom). Jul 2009 - Jun 2018.