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Dr. Rafael Cossent Arín

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Category: Research Assistant
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
E-mail: Rafael.CossentATiit.upcomillas.es

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

Biography:
Rafael Cossent obtained his Industrial Engineering degree, majoring in electrical engineering, from Universidad Pontificia Comillas-ICAI in 2007 and his PhD. degree at the same university in 2013. Since 2007, he has been working at the Institute for Research in Technology (IIT), where he has participated in several national and European projects dealing with technical and regulatory aspects of the integration of renewable and distributed generation, demand response and smart distribution grids. Rafael Cossent has been a visiting researcher at INESC (Porto-Portugal) and at Heriot-Watt University (Edimburgh-Scotland).

Ph.D. Thesis

Developed:

    R. Cossent (2013), Economic regulation of distribution system operators and its adaptation to the penetration of distributed energy resources and smart grid technologies. Universidad Pontificia Comillas. Madrid (Spain).
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 1 Ph.D. thesis

Journal Publications

    A. Rodriguez, P. Frías, J. Reneses, R. Cossent, C. Mateo, "Optimal investment in smart MV/LV substations to improve continuity of supply", International Journal of Electrical Power & Energy Systems. vol. 62, pp. 410-418, November 2014. [Online: June 2014]
    show more   JCR   DOI icon 10.1016/j.ijepes.2014.04.062     JCR impact factor 3.432 (2012) - CIRC: EX

    C. Reina Lebrón, P. Frías, R. Cossent, "Impacto de diferentes mecanismos de retribución para la energía solar fotovoltaica", Anales de Mecánica y Electricidad. vol. XCI, no. III, pp. 22-25, June 2014.
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    R. Cossent, T. Gómez, "Implementing incentive compatible menus of contracts to regulate electricity distribution investments", Utilities Policy. vol. 27, pp. 28-38, December 2013.
    show more   DOI icon 10.1016/j.jup.2013.09.002     JCR impact factor 0.680 (2012) - CIRC: B

    R. Cossent, T. Gómez, L. Olmos, "Large-scale integration of renewable and distributed generation of electricity in Spain: current situation and future needs", Energy Policy. vol. 39, no. 12, pp. 8078-8087, December 2011.
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    R. Cossent, L. Olmos, T. Gómez, C. Mateo, P. Frías, "Distribution network costs under different penetration levels of distributed generation", European Transactions on Electrical Power. vol. 21, no. 6, pp. 1869-1888, September 2011.
    show more   JCR   DOI icon 10.1002/etep.503     JCR impact factor 0.631 (2013) - CIRC: A

    L. Olmos, R. Cossent, E. Lobato, T. Gómez, "Barriers to the implementation of response options aimed at mitigating the impact of wind power on electricity systems", Wind Energy. vol. 14, no. 6, pp. 781-795, September 2011.
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    L. Pieltain, T. Gómez, R. Cossent, C. Mateo, P. Frías, "Assessment of the impact of plug-in electric vehicles on distribution networks", IEEE Transactions on Power Systems. vol. 26, no. 1, pp. 206-213, February 2011.
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    P. Frías, R. Cossent, T. Gómez, "How traditional regulation of Distribution System Operators can be improved to accommodate higher levels of distributed generation", Modern Energy Review. vol. 2, no. 1, pp. 102-104, March 2010.
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    D. Trebolle, T. Gómez, R. Cossent, P. Frías, "Distribution planning with reliability options for distributed generation", Electric Power Systems Research. vol. 80, no. 2, pp. 222-229, January 2010.
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    P. Frías, T. Gómez, R. Cossent, J. Rivier, "Improvements in current European network regulation to facilitate the integration of distributed generation", International Journal of Electrical Power & Energy Systems. vol. 31, no. 9, pp. 445-451, October 2009.
    show more   JCR   DOI icon 10.1016/j.ijepes.2009.03.001     JCR impact factor 3.432 (2012) - CIRC: EX

    R. Cossent, T. Gómez, P. Frías, "Towards a future with large penetration of distributed generation: Is the current regulation of electricity distribution ready? Regulatory recommendations under a European perspective", Energy Policy. vol. 37, no. 3, pp. 1145-1155, March 2009.
    show more   JCR   DOI icon 10.1016/j.enpol.2008.11.011     JCR impact factor 2.696 (2013) - CIRC: EX

    P. Frías, T. Gómez, R. Cossent, "Overview of current DER regulation and improvements needed in EU", Revista Energetica. no. 9, pp. 377-380, October 2008.
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 12 publications

Conference Papers

    R. Cossent, "Setting regulatory incentives for continuity of supply in smart distribution grids", 3rd IEEE PES Innovative Smart Grid Technologies (ISGT) Europe Conference. Berlín, Germany, 14-17 October 2012
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    P. Koponen, J. Ikäheimo, A. Vicino, A. Agnetis, G. De Pascale, N. Ruiz, J. Jimeno, E.F. Sánchez-Úbeda, P. García-González, R. Cossent, "Toolbox for aggregator of flexible demand", 2012 IEEE International Energy Conference and Exhibition - ENERGYCON 2012. ISBN: 978-1467314534, pp. 623-628, Florencia, Italy, 9-12 September 2012
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    R. Cossent, T. Gómez, J. Peças, "Does distributed generation require new regulatory tools? A comparative analysis of distribution network regulation in Spain and Portugal", 17th Power Systems Computation Conference - PSCC'11. Estocolmo, Sweden, 22-26 August 2011
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    R. Cossent, "Electricity distribution network regulation in times of fundamental technological change: previous experience and some unanswered questions", Workshop "Decarbonisation of the power sector". Budapest, Hungary, 1-2 Julio 2010
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    R. Cossent, L. Olmos, T. Gómez, C. Mateo, P. Frías, "Mitigating the impact of distributed generation on distribution network costs through advanced response options", 7th Conference on the European Energy Market - EEM10. ISBN: 978-1-4244-6838-6, Madrid, Spain, 23-25 June 2010
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    R. Cossent, H. Jacobsen, "Minimizing the cost of integrating DG and incentives for localisation of DG investments in networks", Workshop "The future of EU electricity grids: who will benefit from smart grids and at what costs?". Bruselas, Belgium, 8 March 2010
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    L. Olmos, T. Gómez, E. Lobato, R. Cossent, "Policy and Regulatory Changes for T&D networks to facilitate the integration of high shares of Wind, PV and CHP in the Supply system", 10th International Association for Energy Economics European Conference (IAEE): "Energy, Policies and Technologies for Sustainable Economies". Viena, Austria, 7-10 September 2009
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    R. Cossent, T. Gómez, L. Olmos, C. Mateo, P. Frías, "Assessing the impact of distributed generation on distribution network costs", 6th International Conference on the European Energy Market - EEM'09. pp. 586-593, Leuven, Belgium, 27-29 May 2009
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    R. Cossent, L. Olmos, T. Gómez, "Case studies of system costs on DSO level", SmartGrids 2009. Proyecto IMPROGRES. Salzburgo, Austria, 12-13 May 2009
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    E. Lobato, L. Olmos, T. Gómez, R. Cossent, F.M. Andersen, P.E. Grohnheit, P. Mancarella, P. Pudjianto, G. Strbac, A. van der Welle, F. van Oostvoorn, "Barriers in the implementation of response options aimed at mitigating unpredictability and variability of wind energy", European Wind Energy Conference - EWEC 2009. Marsella, France, 16-19 March 2009
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    P. Frías, T. Gómez, R. Cossent, "Overview of costs and benefits and regulatory improvements needed for more DER integration in EU", i-SUP 2008 - Innovation for Sustainable Production. Flemish Institute for Technological Research. Brujas, Belgium, 22-25 April 2008
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 11 publications

Books and Book chapters

    T. Gómez, C. Mateo, A. Sánchez, P. Frías, R. Cossent, "Reference network models: a computational tool for planning and designing large-scale smart electricity distribution grids", en High Performance Computing in Power and Energy Systems. Power Systems, 76. Editores Siddhartha Kumar Khaitan and Anshul Gupta. Ed. Springer. Berlín, Germany, 2012.
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    T. Gómez, P. Frías, R. Cossent, Las redes eléctricas inteligentes. Ed. Fundación Gas Natural Fenosa. Madrid, Spain, 2011.
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 2 books

Projects

    DSO Observatory: Study and systematic investigation for distribution system operators in the field of smart grid project development, developed for: European Commission - Joint Research Center / IET. Nov/2014-Nov/2015
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    Network codes for the transmission, system operation and market administration of the electricity market in Honduras, developed for: Banco Atlántida. Apr/2014-Nov/2014
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    Power networks. Technology, economics and regulation: book chapter for AECYA, developed for: Academia Europea de Ciencias y Arte. Jan/2014-Jul/2014
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    SUSTAINABLE: Smart distribution system operation for maximizing the integration of renewable generation, developed for: Comisión Europea. Jan/2013-Dec/2015
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    PV GRID: Reducing barriers hampering large-scale integration of PV electricity into the distribution GRID, developed for: Comisión Europea. May/2012-Nov/2014
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    Large-scale demonstration of smart electricity distribution networks with distributed generation and active customer participation, developed for: Comisión Europea. Nov/2011-Oct/2015
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    Smart grids: Book of the Fundacion Gas Natural , developed for: Fundación Gas Natural. Jan/2011-Jun/2011
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    ENERGOS: technologies for the automatic and intelligent management of future distribution networks, developed for: Unión Fenosa Distribución. Jul/2010-Dec/2012
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    MERGE - Mobile Energy Resources in Grids of Electricity, developed for: Comisión Europea. Jan/2010-Dec/2011
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    Optimal integration of distributed energy resources, developed for: Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación. Oct/2009-Dec/2010
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    Technological vigilance on operation of distribution networks and distributed generation, developed for: Union Fenosa Distribucion. May/2009-May/2009
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    Technological surveillance in Active Demand Management and Distributed Generation Technologies, developed for: Iberdrola, ITE. Apr/2009-Dec/2010
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    SUSPLAN: Development of regional and Pan-European guidelines for more efficient integration of renewable energy into future infrastructure, developed for: Comisión Europea. Sep/2008-Aug/2011
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    Active distribution networks with full integration of demand and distributed energy resources, developed for: Comisión Europea. Jun/2008-May/2013
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    Improvement of the Social Optimal Outcome of Market Integration of DG/RES in European Electricity Markets, developed for: Comisión Europea. Sep/2007-Feb/2010
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    Future scenarios within the Framework DENISE (Intelligent, Secure and Efficient distribution of electricity), developed for: Endesa Servicios. Apr/2007-Mar/2008
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    Renewable electricity supply interactions with conventional power generation, networks and demand, developed for: Comisión Europea. Jan/2007-Jul/2009
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    SOLID-DER: Coordinated action to consolidate RTD activities for large scale integration of DER into the European electricity market, developed for: Comisión Europea. Nov/2005-Mar/2008
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 18 projects

Technical reports

    C. Mateo, P. Frías, J. Reneses, R. Cossent, R. Lama, M. Di Napoli, L. Bazzani, F. Cazzato, B. Barth, H. Loew, E. Collado, Z. Musilova, D. Busek, P.M. Sonvilla, E. Binda Zane, O. Franz, R. Hermes, G. Concas, M. Rekinger, D. Craciun, M. Vandenbergh, V. Helmbrecht, "European advisory paper". Project: PV GRID / WP4 / D3.2. Funded by Comisión Europea whitin "Intelligent Energy-Europe (IEE)". Jul/2014.
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    B. Barth, G. Concas, R. Cossent, O. Franz, P. Frías, R. Hermes, R. Lama, H. Loew, C. Mateo, M. Rekinger, P.M. Sonvilla, M. Vandenbergh, E. Binda Zane, D. Busek, E. Collado, D. Craciun, M. Di Napoli, V. Helmbrecht, Z. Musilova, J. Reneses, "PV GRID advisory paper: consultation version: key recommendations". Project: PV GRID / WP4. Funded by Comisión Europea whitin "Intelligent Energy-Europe (IEE)". Dec/2013.
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    I. Momber, M. Rivier, R. Cossent, J.P. Tomé Saraiva, K. Kanellopoulos, P. Andrianesis, "Identification of regulatory issues regarding market design and network regulation to efficiently integrate electric vehicles in electricity grids". Project: MERGE / WP5-T5.2 / D5.2. Funded by Comisión Europea whitin "FP7 - Cooperation / Energy". Oct/2011.
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    M. Rivier, T. Gómez, R. Cossent, I. Momber, "New actors and business models for the integration of EV in power systems". Project: MERGE / WP5-T5.1 / D5.1. Funded by Comisión Europea whitin "FP7 - Cooperation / Energy". Feb/2011.
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    R. Cossent, P. Frías, T. Gómez, C. Mateo, "Functional specification for estimating additional investments in distribution networks with high penetration of electric vehicles". Project: MERGE / WP2-T2.6 / D2.4. Funded by Comisión Europea whitin "FP7 - Cooperation / Energy". Jan/2011.
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    F. Nieuwenhout, J. Jansen, A. van der Welle, L. Olmos, R. Cossent, T. Gómez, J. Poot, M. Bongaerts, D. Trebolle, B. Doersam, S. Bofinger, P. Lichtner, N. Gerhardt, H. Jacobsen, S. Ropenus, S.T. Schröder, H. Auer, W. Prüggler, C. Obersteiner, K. Zach, "Regulatory strategies for selected Member States (Denmark, Germany, Netherlands, Spain, the UK)". Project: IMPROGRES / WP6 / D8. Funded by Comisión Europea whitin "Intelligent Energy-Europe (IEE)". May/2010.
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    F. Nieuwenhout, J. Jansen, A. van der Welle, L. Olmos, R. Cossent, T. Gómez, J. Poot, M. Bongaerts, D. Trebolle, B. Doersam, S. Bofinger, N. Gerhardt, H. Jacobsen, S. Ropenus, S.T. Schröder, H. Auer, L. Weissensteiner, W. Prüggler, C. Obersteiner, K. Zach, "Market and regulatory incentives for cost efficient integration of DG in the electricity system". Project: IMPROGRES / WP6 / D7. Funded by Comisión Europea whitin "Intelligent Energy-Europe (IEE)". May/2010.
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    R. Cossent, L. Olmos, T. Gómez, C. Mateo, F. Nieuwenhout, C. Obersteiner, Ö. Özdemir, D. Trebolle, J. Poot, M. Bongaerts, B. Doersam, "The role of alternative network response options in minimising the costs of DG integration into power networks". Project: IMPROGRES / WP5 / D6. Funded by Comisión Europea whitin "Intelligent Energy-Europe (IEE)". Mar/2010.
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    L. Olmos, R. Cossent, T. Gómez, C. Mateo, J. de Joode, M. Scheepers, F. Nieuwenhout, J. Poot, M. Bongaerts, D. Trebolle, B. Doersam, S. Bofinger, U. Cali, N. Gerhardt, "Case studies of system costs of distribution areas". Project: IMPROGRES / WP4 / D5. Funded by Comisión Europea whitin "Intelligent Energy-Europe (IEE)". Sep/2009.
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    W. Prüggler, C. Obersteiner, K. Zach, H. Auer, L. Olmos, R. Cossent, J. de Joode, F. Nieuwenhout, H. Jacobsen, S. Ropenus, S.T. Schröder, S. Bofinger, N. Gerhardt, J. Poot, M. Bongaerts, D. Trebolle, B. Doersam, "Scenarios for DG/RES energy futures on case study, country and European level". Project: IMPROGRES / WP3 / D4. Funded by Comisión Europea whitin "Intelligent Energy-Europe (IEE)". Jul/2009.
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    S. Ropenus, S.T. Schröder, H. Jacobsen, L. Olmos, T. Gómez, R. Cossent, "Assessment of interactions between the economics of distributed generators, distribution system operators and markets". Project: IMPROGRES / WP2-T2.2-2.4 / D3. Funded by Comisión Europea whitin "Intelligent Energy-Europe (IEE)". Feb/2009.
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    R. Cossent, P. Frías, T. Gómez, J. Fucsko, A. van der Welle, F. van Oostvoorn, "Current state of and recommendations for improvement of the network regulations for large-scale Integration of DER into the European electricity market". Project: SOLID-DER / WPI – Phase II / D1.3-Part A. Funded by Comisión Europea whitin "FP6". Dec/2008.
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 12 reports

Recent Training Courses

    Training course on the electricity distribution business: technical and regulatory issues, developed for: CIDE. Jan/2014-Jul/2014
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    FSR e-learning course on regulation of energy utilities (7th Edition), developed for: European University Institute, Florence School of Regulation. Nov/2013-Jun/2014
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    Training course on the electricity distribution business: technical and regulatory issues, developed for: CIDE. Jan/2013-Jul/2013
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    FSR e-learning course on regulation of energy utilities (7th Edition), developed for: European University Institute, Florence School of Regulation. Nov/2012-Jun/2013
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    FSR e-learning course on Regulation of Energy Utilities (7th Edition), developed for: European University Institute, Florence School of Regulation. Nov/2011-Jun/2012
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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).

Other Activities

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

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