Areas of interest:
Economics and regulation of the energy sector. Planning and operation of transmission and distribution electricity networks. Integration of renewable and distributed energy resources in power systems. Power quality standards and regulation. Electric vehicles. Smart grids.
Tomás Gómez San Román is a professor of Electrical Engineering at the Engineering School of Universidad Pontificia Comillas in Madrid, Spain. Currently he is the Director of Instituto de Investigación Tecnológica (IIT) at Comillas. He obtained the Degree of Doctor Ingeniero Industrial from Universidad Politécnica, Madrid, in 1989, and the Degree of Ingeniero Industrial in Electrical Engineering from Comillas in 1982. He joined IIT in 1984. From 1994 to 2000, he was also the Director of IIT, and from 2000 to 2002, the Vice-Rector of Research, Development, and Innovation of Comillas. Prof. Gómez has a large experience in industry joint research projects in the field of Electric Energy Systems in collaboration with Spanish, Latin American, and European institutions. He has been project manager and/or principal investigator in more than 80 research projects. His areas of interest are operation and planning of transmission and distribution systems, power quality assessment and regulation, and economic and regulatory issues in the electrical power sector. He has published more than 100 articles in different specialized magazines such as IEEE PES Transactions and Conference proceedings, and has co-authored the book «Electricity Economics: Regulation and Deregulation» in Wiley-IEEE Press. He is a senior member of IEEE. He is president of the Council of the Power System Computation Conference and belongs or has belonged to the Technical Committees of other Conferences: Probabilistic Methods Applied to Power Systems and IEEE Power Tech. He has been visiting researcher at the Energy Analysis Department of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in California. From May 2011 to October 2013 he served as commissioner at the Spanish Energy Commission (CNE).