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Dr. Luis Rouco Rodríguez

Current position:
Research Area:
Electrical Systems
Association date:
FR3. D-103
Phone Number:
+34 91 542-2800 ext. 6109
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Areas of interest:

Electric power systems stability and control. System identification. Simulation of electromagnetic transients.


Luis Rouco obtained the “Ingeniero Industrial” and “Doctor Ingeniero Industrial” degrees from the Polytechnic University of Madrid in 1985 and 1990 respectively. He is Full Professor of Electrical Engineering in the School of Engineering of Universidad Pontificia Comillas. He has served as Head of the Department of Electrical Engineering from 1999 through 2005. He teaches at undergraduate level a course on Electrical Machines and at graduate level courses on Power System Analysis and Power System Stability and Control. He has been Director of the Course on Power System Operation jointly developed with Red Eléctrica de España in the period 2004-2007 and Director of the Master on Electrical Tecnhnology jointly developed with Endesa in the period 2007-2011. Profesor Rouco develops his research activities at Instituto de Investigación Tecnológica (IIT). He has supervised a number of research projects for Spanish public administrations, Spanish electric utilities , such as Endesa, Gas Natural, Iberdrola, Red Eléctrica de España, Unión Fenosa and Viesgo, and other Spanish engineering and industrial companies such as ABB, AEG Ibérica de Electricidad, Ardanuy Ingeniería, Babcock & Wilcox Española, Duro Felguera, Eliop, Empresarios Agrupados, Indra, Initec Energía, Izar, SEMI, Sener and Técnicas Reunidas. He has also research projects for foreign companies and institutions such as Alstom Switzerland, CAMMESA y Universidad de La Plata (Argentina), Edison Spa (Italia), Electricité de France, RTE-France and INESC-Porto (Portugal). Professor Rouco areas of expertise are modelling, analysis, simulation and control of the steady-state, dynamic and transient behaviour of electric power systems. Professor Rouco has written many papers in international journals and conferences. Profesor Rouco is member of Cigré and IEEE, President of the Spanish Chapter of IEEE Power Engineering Society del IEEE and Member of the Executive Committee of the Spanish National Committee of CIGRE. He has been visiting scientist at Ontario Hydro (Toronto, Canada), MIT (Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA) y ABB Power Systems (Vasteras, Sweden).

Journal Publications


Ph.D. Thesis

Conference Papers

Books and Book chapters

International exchanges

  • Jun - Dec 2011, LRE-LEES, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Cambridge (United States of America).
  • Jun - Aug 2009, LRE-LEES, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Cambridge (United States of America).
  • Aug - Sep 1995, Power System Analysis Department y Reactive Power Compensation Division, ABB Power Systems AB. Västerås (Sweden).
  • Jul - Aug 1993, LRE-LEES, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Cambridge (United States of America).
  • Jul - Sep 1992, LRE-LEES, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Cambridge (United States of America).
  • Jul - Dec 1989, System Planning Division, Ontario Hydro. Toronto (Canada).
  • Apr - May 1989, LRE-LEES, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Cambridge (United States of America).

Working papers

Technical reports

Training courses


  • "Sistema y método para detectar una condición de fase abierta en la alimentación a un transformador trifásico de arranque". Owner(s): Iberdrola Generación Nuclear, S.A.U.. Priority country: Spain. (Oct 2017)
  • "Static exciter system for generators". Owner(s): Alstom Technology Ltd. Priority country: Switzerland. (Nov 2015)

Other Activities

  • Permanent member at Power Systems Computation Conference - PSCC. Jun 2017 - Today.
  • Editor at "IEEE Transactions on Power Systems". IEEE Power & Energy Society (IEEE PES). Piscataway (United States of America). Jan 2017 - Today.
  • Organization of "International Conference on Renewable Energy and Power Quality - ICREPQ’16". . Universidad Pontificia de Comillas. Madrid (Spain). May 2016.
  • Editor at "IET Generation, Transmission and Distribution". The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET). Hertford (United Kingdom). Apr 2016 - Today.
  • Coordinador del Comité de Cursos de la red EES-UETP. . University Enterprise Training Partnership (EES-UETP). Porto (Portugal). Jan 2011 - Today.
  • Presidente del Capítulo Español de la Power Engineering Society. . Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE). Seville (Spain). Jul 2009 - Today.
  • Editor at "Electric Power Systems Research". Elsevier Science. Lausanne (Switzerland). Jan 2000 - Today.
  • Miembro del Comité ejecutivo del Comité Nacional de España. . International Council on Large Electric Systems (CIGRE). Paris (France). Jan 1997 - Today.
  • Miembro. . International Council on Large Electric Systems (CIGRE). Paris (France). Jan 1970.
  • Miembro. . Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE). Piscataway (United States of America). Jan 1970.

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