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Pablo Duenas Martinez

Research Scientist MIT Energy Initiative

Pablo Duenas-Martinez is a research scientist at the MIT Energy Initiative and a gas-electricity advisor for the Florence School of Regulation at the European University Institute. He is also a member of the directive board of the Spanish Association for Energy Economics.

Duenas-Martinez’s main area of research comprises economic and regulatory modeling and analysis related to the role of traditional and new generation technologies in shaping the energy systems of the future–in developing and developed countries–within a carbon-constrained world. He has focused on topics such as liberalization and regulation of gas and electricity markets, energy security of supply and resiliency in decarbonizing economies, impact of distributed energy resources, analysis and regulation for universal energy access, and mathematical modeling of energy systems. During his career, he has worked with power and gas utilities, as well as government and regulatory agencies, on research projects and to provide advice aimed at improving operations and investments in energy systems worldwide.

Duenas-Martinez obtained his BS in industrial engineering, MS in electric power systems, and PhD in electrical engineering at the Universidad Pontificia Comillas in Madrid, Spain. He also received a BS in economics from the National Distance Education University in Madrid, Spain.