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Ignacio Perez-Arriaga

Prof. Ignacio J. Pérez-Arriaga

Professor and Director of the BP Chair on Sustainable Development, Instituto de Investigación Tecnológica, Universidad Pontificia Comillas, Madrid, Spain


Ignacio J. Pérez-Arriaga was born in Madrid in 1948. He received the Electrical Engineer degree from Comillas University, Madrid, Spain, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, USA.

He is Director of the BP Chair on Sustainable Development and Full Professor of electrical engineering at Comillas University, where he was Founder and Director of the Instituto de Investigación Tecnológica (IIT, Institute for Technological Research) for 11 years, and has been Vice-Rector for Research. For five years he served as Commissioner at the Spanish Electricity Regulatory Commission. He is life member of the Spanish Royal Academy of Engineering and Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE). He is member of the European Energy Institute, a high-level think tank providing academic input into both European Community and national decision making on energy issues. He is Director of the Training Program for European Energy Regulators at the Florence School of Regulation within the European University in Florence. He is the author of the White Paper on the Spanish electricity sector, which has been delivered to the Spanish Government in July 2005. He has been principal researcher in more than 40 projects and he has published more than 100 papers in national and international journals and conference proceedings. He has supervised 20 doctoral theses. He has worked and lectured extensively on power system dynamic analysis, monitoring and diagnosis of power system devices and systems, intelligent computer design of industrial systems, planning and operation of electric generation and networks, and regulatory, economic and environmental aspects of the energy sector. In this latter topic he has been a consultant for governments, international institutions, industrial associations, and utilities in more than 30 countries. His current research interests are centred on energy regulation, the design of regional electricity markets and energy sustainability.

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