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Engineering with Purpose Award

Our co-Founder and co-Director Andrés González-García, Ph.D. has been awarded with the “Ingeniería con Propósito” award, granted by Fundación Ingenieros de ICAI for the first

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Publications

A comprehensive decision support framework for the provision of universal access to modern power services in developing countries (A. González-García). Ph.D. Thesis. Institute for Research in Technology. ICAI School of Engineering. Universidad Pontificia Comillas. Madrid, Spain (2024). [link]

Universal Access by 2025 and Transforming The Gambia Electricity Sub-sector, Strategic Roadmap 2021-2040 (), NAWEC (2021) [link]

A Rising Role for Decentralized Solar Minigrids in Integrated Rural Electrification Planning? Large-Scale, Least-Cost, and Customer-Wise Design of Grid and Off-Grid Supply Systems in Uganda (A. González-García, P. Ciller, S.J. Lee, R. Palacios, F. de Cuadra, I.J. Pérez-Arriaga), Energies (2022) [link]

A business plan to achieve full electrification in Rwanda under the Integrated Distribution Framework (IDF) (C. de Abajo, S.J. Díaz-Pastor, A. González, I.J. Pérez-Arriaga), Global Commission to End Energy Poverty Working Paper (2021) [link]

Network Cost Estimation for Mini-Grids in Large-Scale Rural Electrification Planning (P. Ciller, S. Lumbreras, A. González-García), Energies (2021) [link]

The Rural Electrification Planning Problem: Strategies and Solutions (P. Ciller Cutillas). PhD thesis. Institute for Research in Technology, ICAI School of Engineering, Comillas Pontifical University (2021) [link

Electricity for all: The contribution of large-scale planning tools to the energy-access problem (P. Ciller, S. Lumbreras), Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews (2020) [link

Optimizing Off-Grid Generation in Large-Scale Electrification-Planning Problems: A Direct-Search Approach (P. Ciller, F. de Cuadra, and S. Lumbreras), Energies (2019) [link

Investigating the Necessity of Demand Characterization and Stimulation for Geospatial Electrification Planning in Developing Countries (S.J. Lee, E. Sánchez, A. González-García, P. Ciller, P. Duenas-Martinez, J. Taneja, F. de Cuadra,J. Lumbreras, H. Daly, R. Stoner, I.J. Pérez-Arriaga), MIT Center for Energy and Environmental Policy Research (2019) [link

Optimal Electrification Planning Incorporating On- and Off-Grid Technologies: The Reference Electrification Model (REM) (P. Ciller, D. Ellman, C. Vergara, A. González, S. Lee, C. Drouin, M. Brusnahan, Y. Borofsky, C. Mateo, R. Amatya, R. Stoner, F. de Cuadra, I. Pérez-Arriaga), Proceedings of the IEEE (2019) [link, IEEE

A utility approach to accelerate universal electricity access in less developed countries: A regulatory proposal (I. Perez-Arriaga, R. Stoner, R. Rahnama, S. Lee, G. Jacquot, E. Protzer, A. Gonzalez, R. Amatya, M. Brusnahan, P. Dueñas), Economics of Energy and Environmental Policy (2019) [link, EEEP] [pdf, preprint

Clustering-related improvements in the Reference Electrification Model (P. Ciller Cutillas), Institute for Research in Technology, ICAI School of Engineering, Comillas Pontifical University (2016) [pdf

Evaluation of universal access to modern energy services in Peru. Case study of scenarios for Electricity Access in Cajamarca  (A. González-García, R. Amatya, R.J. Stoner, I.J. Pérez-Arriaga), Enel Foundation Working Papers, (2016) [pdf

A Comprehensive Computer-Aided Planning Approach for Universal Energy Access. Case study of Kaloleni, Kilifi County, Kenya  (L. Mwalenga, R. Amatya, A. González-García, R.J. Stoner, I.J. Pérez-Arriaga), Enel Foundation Working Papers, (2016) 

Appropriate technologies, business models and enabling environment for Universal Access to modern energy services. With high-level descriptions of modeling and analysis tools  (A. González-García, R. Amatya, R.J. Stoner, I.J. Pérez-Arriaga), Enel Foundation Working Papers, (2014) [pdf]

Low-cost energy technologies for universal access: Preliminary candidate list of appropriate technologies, business models and enabling environment for universal access to modern heat (R. Amatya, A. González-García, R.J. Stoner, I.J. Pérez-Arriaga), Enel Foundation Working Papers, (2014) [pdf]