Dr. Lopez-Peña joined the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) in September 2013 as a Policy and Market Analyst (Programme Officer) in the Knowledge, Policy and Finance Division, based in Abu Dhabi. He is working primarily on the analysis of Latin American renewable energy markets and policies and on the macro-economic impacts of renewable energy.
He has a degree in electrical engineering, a Masters in power sector economics and regulation, and a Ph.D. in energy policy, economics, sustainability and modelling, all of them earned at ICAI-Comillas University (Madrid, Spain) after a research visit to MIT. While doing his masters and Ph.D. at Comillas University, he worked in applied research and consulting for power utilities and energy companies on issues related to energy planning, policy and strategy, and investment analysis.
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