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Ignacio Pérez-Arriaga

Part-time Professor, Director of Energy Training

Ignacio J. Pérez-Arriaga has advised governments and companies and taught power sector regulation for more than 25 years in over 30 countries around the world.

He has supervised more than 25 doctoral theses, one hundred master theses, edited three books, published one book and more than two hundred articles in international conferences and journals.

He is currently Professor and Director of the BP Chair of Energy and Sustainability at the Universidad Pontificia Comillas (UPC) in Madrid, teaches at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Boston, and directs the training activities at the Florence School of Regulation.

He has been member of the board of the Spanish Electricity Regulatory Commission and the Single Electricity Market Committee in Ireland. At Comillas (UPC) he was the founder and director for 11 years of its Institute for Research in Technology (IIT).

He is a Life Member of the Spanish Royal Academy of Engineering. He also served as a member of the Board of Appeal of the Agency for the Coordination of Energy Regulators (ACER) in the EU.

Ignacio is also a review editor of the 5th Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), and a member of the Advisory Group of the Energy Roadmap 2050 for the Energy Directorate of the European Commission.