José Antonio Aguado Sánchez

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José A. Aguado got his Industrial (major in power systems) Engineering degree and PhD from the University of Málaga in 1997 and 2001, respectively. Currently, he is Full Professor and Department Head at the Electrical Engineering Department, University of Málaga in Spain. He is Director of the  “Energy Transformation” Chair at the University of Málaga. He has lead more than 40 publicly-funded research and consultancy projects in the area of operation and planning of smartgrids, renewable energies, energy efficiency, and wireless power transfer. He also serves regularly as consultant to WorldBank and Asian Development Bank on Universal Energy Access. He has authored 40 papers in ISI technical journals (h-index = 20, +1800 citations) one book by Springer Verlag and 80+ publications as book chapters and international conferences. He actively participates in scientific associations such as CIGRE and IEEE, where he was Vice-President of the IEEE Power and Energy Spanish Section. His expertise lies in Operation and Planning of Electric Energy Systems Renewable Energy, Energy Storage and Electric Vehicles.



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Active research lines:

  • Operation and Planning of Electric Energy Systems: Renewable Energy, Energy Storage and Electric Vehicles integration into Smartgrids; Electricity Markets & Optimization Techniques; Peer-to-Peer Energy Trading in Microgrids; Electromobility in SmartCities
  • Universal Energy Access: Hybrid (Diesel-PV-Storage) Energy Systems in Remote Minigrids; Low Cost Home Energy Systems; Energy Policy for Fighting Energy Poverty
  • Wireless Power Transfer: Wireless Electric Vehicle Charging

Representative research projects:

  • J. Aguado (PI), J. Pérez (Co-PI). Electric Energy Storage: Optimization Models for SmartGrid Integration. Ministry of Education. Spanish Government. 2016-2019. Ref: ENE2016-80638-R.
  • J. Aguado (PI). Optimization Models and Algorithms for Renewable Energy Integration into Railway Energy Infrastructure.  Programa Retos-Colaboración (Abengoa-UPM-UMA). Ministry of Industry. Spanish Government. Period: 2016-2018. Ref:
  • J. Aguado (PI). Prototype for Alternative Operation of Mobility Assets. Endesa. CDTI. FEDER-Interconecta. Ministry of Industry. Spanish Government. Period: 2016-2018. Ref:
  • J. Aguado (PI). Diesel-PV-Storage Minigrids in SouthAsia Regions. Asian Development Bank. 2016-2019.
  • J. Aguado (PI). Effective Deployment of Distributed Small Wind Power Systems in Asia Rural Areas. Asian Development Bank. 2014-2017



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  • A. Triviño-Cabrera, J. Aguado, S de la Torre. Joint electric Vehicle Routing and scheduling problem in a V2G context. 2019. Energy Vol. 175, 15 May 2019, pages 113-122.
  • J. A. Aguado, A. J. Sánchez-Racero and S. de la Torre, "Optimal Operation of Electric Railways With Renewable Energy and Electric Storage Systems," in IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, vol. 9, no. 2, pp. 993-1001, March 2018.
  • D. Álvaro, R. Arranz, J. A. Aguado. “Sizing and Operation of Hybrid Energy Storage Systems to Perform Ramp-Rate Control in PV Power Plants”. International Journal of Electrical Power and Energy Systems. Volume 107, May 2019, Pages 589-596.
  • Aguado J. A., de la Torre S., Triviño-Cabrera A. Battery Energy Storage Systems in Transmission Network Expansion Planning. Electric Power System Research. Vol 145. pp. 63-72. 2017. DOI: 10.1016/j.epsr.2016.11.012
  • J. Leiva, A. Palacios and J. A. Aguado. Smart Metering Trends, Implications and Necessities: A Policy Review. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews. Vol 55. Pp 227-233. 2016.


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