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Dr. Rafael Cossent Arín

Current position: Assistant Researcher
Research Area: Smart and Green Networks Research Group
Association date: 02/Jul/2007
Location: SM26.D-401
Phone number: +34 91 542-2800 ext. 2753
ORCID: 0000-0002-5740-9689
Researcher ID: H-9259-2012

Areas of interest:
Regulation of electricity distribution activity, integration of renewable and distributed generation, demand response and smart distribution grids.

Rafael Cossent is a Researcher at the Institute for Research in Technology (IIT) of ICAI School of Engineering at Comillas Pontifical University, where he also acts as coordinator of the Research Unit on Smart and Sustainable Grids. Additionally, he currently coordinates the Master in the Electric Power Industry and the BP Chair in Energy and Sustainability. Besides his research activities, he teaches on the regulation of network activities in the power sector. Rafael holds an Industrial Engineering degree from Comillas Pontifical University-ICAI and a PhD. degree in Electrical Engineering from the same university, with a dissertation about the economic regulation of electricity distribution, defended in 2013. Throughout his academic career, he has participated in over 20 research and consultancy projects dealing with power sector regulation, distribution network regulation, integration of renewable and distributed generation, demand response, electric vehicles and smart distribution grids. He has published over 20 papers in national and international journals and conference proceedings on these topics. Rafael Cossent has been a visiting researcher at INESC (Porto-Portugal) and at Heriot-Watt University (Edimburgh-Scotland), and he currently cooperates in the on-line education program of the Florence School of Regulation.

Journal Publications

 15 publications


 23 projects

Ph.D. Thesis

 1 Ph.D. thesis

Conference Papers

 12 publications

Books and Book chapters

 5 books

International exchanges

    Jun - Sep 2011, School of Management & Languages; Chair in Energy Economics, Heriot-Watt University. Edinburgh (United Kingdom).

    Aug - Sep 2010, Porto Power System Unit, INESC. Porto (Portugal).

 2 exchanges

Working papers

 1 working papers

Technical reports

 19 reports

Training courses

 19 courses

Other Activities

    Coordinador del Official Master's Degree in the Electric Power Industry (MEPI). Universidad Pontificia Comillas. Madrid (Spain). Jan 2015 - Today.

    Organization of "Technical Program Committee «Power System Computation Conference»". Madrid (Spain). Feb 2008.

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