Full name:Pérez Arriaga, Ignacio


Mr. Ignacio Pérez Arriaga. MS and PhD in Electrical Engineering from MIT, and Electrical Engineer from Comillas University in Madrid, Spain. Since 2008 visiting professor at the Sloan School of Management (MIT, Boston, USA), working at the Center for Energy and Environmental Policy Research and the MIT Tata Center for Technology and Design. Professor and Director of the BP Chair on Sustainable Development at Comillas University, Madrid, Spain, and founder and director for 11 years of its Institute for Research in Technology (IIT). Commissioner at the Spanish Electricity Regulatory Commission (1995-2000). Independent Member of the Single Electricity Market Committee of Ireland (2007-2012). Life member of the Spanish Royal Academy of Engineering and Fellow and Life Member of IEEE. Member of the Board of Appeal of the Agency for the Coordination of Energy Regulators (ACER) in the EU (2011-2016). Part-time professor at the European University Institute (Florence, Italy), where he is Director of Training at the Florence School of Regulation. His current areas of research are future trends in energy regulation, regulation and planning of electricity access, regional markets and operation and planning of power systems with a strong presence of renewable generation and other decentralized resources.


Comillas P. University – Institute for Research in Technology (IIT-Comillas) brings to the course more than 30 years of expertise in energy and electricity sectors, specially generation, transmission and distribution of electrical power, national electricity plans, optimization of transmission and distribution networks, decision support models and power-economics regulation in a wide range of countries in Europe, America, Africa and Asia. Together with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Comillas launched the Comillas University MIT Electricity Systems Program (COMITES) for enabling a clean, reliable and affordable electricity supply. The joint COMITES projects at the MIT-IIT Universal Access Lab range for the development of innovative planning approaches and computer models to the innovation in the design of village micro-grids in India, Africa and Latin America mainly. http://www.iit.comillas.edu/comites ; http://universalaccess.mit.edu


The mission of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is to advance knowledge and bring knowledge to bear on the world’s great challenges. The MIT Energy Initiative (MITei) is a hub for energy research, education, and outreach to develop technologies and solutions that will deliver clean, affordable, and plentiful sources of energy to meet global needs and mitigate climate change. MITei encompasses almost one third of all faculty of MIT. The MIT Tata Center for Technology and Design supports high-impact research and entrepreneurship to improve quality of life and promote a sustainable future in India and the developing world. http://energy.mit.edu/