The Energy Systems Models area is constituted by expert researchers in developing models for efficiently supporting decisions and techno-economic analysis of generation, transmission and distribution systems in the energy sector. A fundamental aspect of this analysis is the modelling of energy markets and the associated operative, tactical and strategic decisions. The area research is the cornerstone of disciplines such as operations research, energy economics and power systems operation. The unit’s work is focused on the creation of numerous computer models and on providing complementary analysis, advice and consulting services. We are relevant leaders and participate in European projects with public or private support and in many national and international projects. The unit is composed of an interdisciplinary research team that is continuously adapting to the emerging necessities of a sector that is undergoing a process of change worldwide. We also have an important teaching function. The unit participates intensively in the Master and PhD program in the Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingeniería (ICAI) and in the Asociación Universidad/Empresa para la Formación en Sistemas de Energía Eléctrica (AUEF-SEE).
He received the degree of Electrical Engineer, from Universidad Pontificia Comillas, Madrid, Spain in 1982 and the Ph.D. degree from Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Madrid, Spain in 1990. From 1982 to 1984 he was a research assistant at the Instituto Tecnológico para Postgraduados. Since 1984 he is at the Universidad Pontificia Comillas. Currently, he is a Full Professor at the Industrial Organization Department and at the Instituto de Investigación Tecnológica. He is Director of the MBA in the Global Energy Industry. Since 1999 upto 2008 he has been Director of the Industrial Organization Department. He was a Visiting Scholar at Stanford University, California, USA in 1991-92 academic year and at Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the summer of 2009, January 2010 up to 2015, in March and May 2016, and in January 2017, 2018 and 2019. He was a Visiting Scholar at Aalborg University (Denmark) in February 2017, 2018 and 2019. Referee of international journals and conferences. Referee of the National Agency for Research Projects Evaluation. Member of several professional associations. His areas of interest include operations, planning and economy of electric energy systems, application of operations research to electric energy systems, and software development.