Full name:Pérez, Diego
Mr. Diego Perez Lopez is Lecturer at the Technical University of Madrid and freelance consultant in the field of business models for energy access. He has a PhD in business administration and a MSc in energy and environmental engineering. He is currently working with the Innovation and Technology Centre for Human Development (itdUPM) at the Technical University of Madrid and with the German Development Corporation (GIZ). Previously he has also collaborated with private companies (such as Iberdrola and Acciona) and multilateral institutions (such as the Inter-American Development Bank) in formulating and implementing energy access initiatives in different countries.
The itdUPM (Innovation and Technology for Development Centre at the Technical University of Madrid) is a network of people and organizations whose aim is to generate both knowledge and practical solutions which facilitate a more sustainable and fair social development, through truly available quality services adapted to each particular context. itdUPM, which includes 18 research and cooperation groups, contributes to satisfy the basic needs of some of the poorest communities in Africa and South America, such as access to water and energy, sustainable management of natural resources, basic habitability, application of telecommunications to health and education. In order to ingrain these innovations and to have long-term effects, itdUPM designs and develops actions in which public administrations, NGO’s, business industries and international organizations collaborate. ItdUPM was recently commissioned by the Multilateral Investment Fund of the Inter-American Development Bank Group a study on inclusive distribution models for energy access in Latin America: technologies, business models, financial instruments and public policies. http://www.itd.upm.es/