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Dr. Tomás Gómez San Román

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SM26. D-403
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+34 91 542-2800 ext. 6220
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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).

Journal Publications


Ph.D. Thesis

Conference Papers

Books and Book Chapters

International Exchanges

  • Nov 2018, Profesor visitante en el Joint Research Centre. Directorate C. Unit 3, European Commission. Ispra (Italy).
  • Sep 2009 - Aug 2010, Energy and Environmental Technologies Division - Energy Analysis Department - Technology Evaluation, Modeling and Assessment (TEMA) Group, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Berkeley (United States of America).
  • Apr 1998 - Apr 1999, Energy and Environmental Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Berkeley (United States of America).
  • Sep 1989 - Feb 1990, Electric Power System Department. School of Electrical Engineering, Royal Institute of Technology (KTH). Stockholm (Sweden).

Working Papers

Technical Reports

Training Courses

Other Activities

  • Editor at "Guest Editorial". MDPI AG. Basel (Switzerland). Nov 2019 - Jul 2020.
  • «Simultaneous ascending auction: a local flexibility mechanism tool»Best Poster Award of the 8th International Conference on Integration of Renewable and Distributed Energy Resources - IRED 2018. Federal Ministry of Transport, Innovation and Technology (BMVIT); Austrian Institute of Technology (AIT); y International Smart Grid Action Network (ISGAN). Vienna (Austria). Oct 2018.
  • President of Council. Power Systems Computation Conference (PSCC). Zurich (Switzerland). Jun 2018 - Today.
  • Member of Editorial Board of the journal «International Journal of Electrical Power & Energy Systems». Elsevier. Amsterdam (Netherlands). May 2016 - Today.
  • Member of the Training Academy Advisory Board. Council of European Energy Regulators (CEER). Brussels (Belgium). Mar 2016 - Today.
  • Member of the Advisory Board of VII National Congress of ICAI Engineers' «Value and talent for the society». Asociación Nacional de Ingenieros del ICAI. Madrid (Spain). Nov 2015.
  • Member of Editorial Board of the journal «Papeles de Energía». FUNCAS. Madrid (Spain). Jun 2015 - Today.
  • Member of Council. Power Systems Computation Conference (PSCC). Zurich (Switzerland). Aug 2014 - Jun 2018.
  • Editor at "Sustainable Energy, Grids and Networks". Elsevier Science BV.. Amsterdam (Netherlands). Jun 2014 - Today.
  • XIX Premio Javier Benjumea 2013. Asociación Nacional de Ingenieros del ICAI - Universidad Pontificia Comillas. Madrid (Spain). Oct 2013.
  • Member of the International Scientific Reference Group of the SweGRIDS Program. Royal Institute of Technology (KTH). Stockholm (Sweden). Jan 2013 - Today.
  • Vice-Chair of Customers and Retail Markets Working Group (CRM WG). Council of European Energy Regulators (CEER). Brussels (Belgium). Mar 2012 - Oct 2013.
  • Chairman del Technical Program Committee en «Power System Computation Conference 2011». Royal Institute of Technology (KTH). Stockholm (Sweden). Aug 2011.
  • Counselor of the National Energy Commission (CNE). Ministerio de Industria, turismo y Comercio. Madrid (Spain). May 2011 - Oct 2013.
  • Senior Member. Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE). Piscataway (United States of America). Jan 2010 - Today.
  • Editor. 16th Power Systems Computation Conference (PSCC). Oct 2009.
  • Member of Scientific Advisory Board. Instituto de Ingeniería de Sistemas y Computación (Instituto de Engenharia de Sistemas e Computadores, Tecnologia e Ciência (INESC TEC)). Porto (Portugal). Oct 2008.
  • Member of Executive Board. Electrical Energy Systems – University Enterprise Training Partnership (EES-UETP). Porto (Portugal). Oct 2008 - Sep 2013.
  • Member of the Expert Committee of the Energy and Society Portal. Iberdrola. Madrid (Spain). Sep 2008 - Sep 2009.
  • Evaluator. The Research Council of Norway. Oslo (Norway). Sep 2004 - Sep 2013.
  • Member of the Supervisory Committee of the Wholesale Electricity Market in Panama. Autoridad Nacional de los Servicios Públicos de Panamá. Panama (Panama). Jul 2003 - Sep 2013.
  • Vice-Rector for Research, Development and Innovation. Universidad Pontificia Comillas. Madrid (Spain). Feb 2000 - Dec 2002.
  • Coordinator CREG-ALURE. Comisión Europea. Programa ALURE. Madrid (Spain). May 1999 - May 2002.
  • Coordinator ALFA FORSEE. Comisión Europea. Programa ALFA. Madrid (Spain). Apr 1996 - Apr 1999.
  • . Administración Nacional de Usinas y Transmisiones Eléctricas - UTE. Montevideo (Uruguay). Jul 1993.
  • . Universidad Pontificia Católica de Chile. Santiago de Chile (Chile). Jun 1991.
  • . Universidad Industrial de Santander. Bucaramanga (Colombia). Jul 1988.
  • Member. Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE). Piscataway (United States of America). Jan 1988 - Today.