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David Pozo

Assistant Professor
Center for Energy Systems

David obtained his PhD degree in Computer Science and Applied Math to Electric Power Systems from University of Castilla-La Mancha (Spain) in 2013. Prior to Skoltech Dr Pozo worked at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile where he did his postdoctoral research from 2013 to 2015.

Dr Pozo’s research interests lie in the field of energy systems and include operations research, uncertainty, games and statistics as well renewable energy and its impact in power systems and electricity markets. He also focuses on problems of optimization and flexibility of modern power systems. Dr Pozo gave undergraduate lectures, workshops and graduate seminars on latest developments in modeling and optimization.

Apart from the University of Castilla-La Mancha and Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, he worked at or visited the University of Southampton, UK, and the University of Hong Kong, China. He also participated in a number of privately and publicly funded research projects in Spain, Chile and Brazil.

Dr Pozo is a winner of several public and private grants, including a grant from the Government of Chile (2013) and has published in important international journals.

My research interests include:

  • Power systems economics,
  • Electricity markets,
  • Game theory,
  • Hierarchical optimization problems,
  • Renewable energy integration
  • Optimization under uncertainty (RO, CC, ARO or DRO).

Peer-reviewed articles

16) D. Pozo, E. Sauma, and J. Contreras, “When doing nothing may be the best investment action: Pessimistic anticipative power transmission planning,” Applied Energy, vol. 200, pp. 383-398, Aug 2017.

15) D. Pozo, E. Sauma, and J. Contreras, “Basic theoretical foundations and insights on bilevel models and their applications to power systems,” Annals of Operations Research, pp. 1-32, 2017, in Press

14) A. Moreira, D. Pozo, A. Street, and E. Sauma, “Reliable Renewable Generation and Transmission Expansion Planning: Co-Optimizing System’s Resources for Meeting Renewable Targets,” IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, 2017, in Press.

13) J. López, D. Pozo, J. Contreras, and J. R. S. Mantovani, “A Multi-Objective Minimax Regret Robust VAr Planning Model,” IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, vol. 32, pp. 1761-1771, May 2017.

12) D. Bravo, E. Sauma, J. Contreras, S. de la Torre, J. Aguado and D. Pozo, “Impact of network payment schemes on transmission expansion planning with variable renewable generation,” Energy Economics, vol. 56, pp. 410-421, May 2016.

11) A. Gourtani, H. Xu, D. Pozo and T.D. Nguyen “Robust Unit Commitment with n − 1 Security Criteria,” Mathematical Methods of Operations Research, vol. 83, pp. 373-408, 2016.

10) J. López, D. Pozo, J. Contreras, and J. R. S. Mantovani, “A convex chance-constrained model for reactive power planning,” International Journal of Electrical Power & Energy Systems, vol. 71, pp. 403-411, 2015.

9) V. Gonzalez, D. Pozo and J. Contreras, “Risk-constrained dynamic energy allocation for a wind power producer,” Electric Power Systems Research, vol. 116, pp. 338-346, Nov 2014.

8) A. Gourtani, D. Pozo, M. T. Vespucci and H. Xu., “Medium-Term Trading Strategy of a Dominant Electricity Producer.” Energy Systems, vol. 5, no. 2, pp. 323-347, 2014.

7) D. Pozo, J. Contreras and E. E. Sauma, “Unit Commitment With Ideal and Generic Energy Storage Units,” IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, vol. 29, no. 6, pp. 2974-2984, Nov 2014.

6) D. Pozo, J. Contreras, and E. Sauma, “If you build it, he will come: Anticipative power transmission planning,” Energy Economics, vol. 36, pp. 135-146, 2013.

5) D. Pozo and J. Contreras, “A Chance-Constrained Unit Commitment with an n-K Security Criterion and Significant Wind Generation,” IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, vol. 28, no. 3, pp. 2842-2851, 2013.

4) D. Pozo, E. Sauma and J. Contreras, “A three-level MILP model for generation and transmission expansion planning,” IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, vol. 28, no. 1, pp. 202-210, 2013.

3) F.J. Diaz, J. Contreras, J.I. Munoz and D. Pozo, “Optimal Scheduling of a Price-Taker Cascaded Reservoir System in a Pool-Based Electricity Market,” IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, vol. 26, no. 2, pp. 604-615, 2011.

2) D. Pozo and J. Contreras, “Finding multiple Nash equilibria in pool-based markets: A stochastic EPEC approach,” IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, vol. 26, no. 3, pp. 1744–1752, 2011.

1) D. Pozo, J. Contreras, A. Caballero and A. de Andrés, “Long-term Nash equilibria in electricity markets,” Electric Power Systems Research, vol. 81, no. 2, pp. 329-339, 2011.


Conference contribution

19. D. Pozo, A. Moreira, A. Street and E. Sauma, “Reliable Renewable Generation and Transmission Expansion Planning: Co-Optimizing System’s Resources for Meeting Renewable Targets,” Proceedings of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Science (INFORMS) Annual Meeting, Nashville, Tennessee, U.S.A, November 13-16, 2016.

18. E. Sauma, D. Bravo, J. Contreras, S. De La Torre, J. Aguado and D. Pozo, “Power Capacity Expansion Planning And The Influence Of Network Payment Schemes,” Proceedings of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Science (INFORMS) Annual Meeting, Nashville, Tennessee, U.S.A, November 13-16, 2016.

17. D. Pozo, A. Gourtani, H. Xu and T.D. Nguyen, “Distributionally robust unit commitment with n − 1 security criteria,” XVIII Latin-Iberoamerican Conference on Operations Research (CLAIO), Santiago, Chile, October 2-6, 2016.

16. D. Pozo, J. Contreras and E. Sauma “Unit Commitment with Ideal and Generic Energy Storage Units,” IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A, July 17-21, 2016.

15. E. Sauma, D. Pozo and J. Contreras, “Co-optimization Transmission and Generation Capacity Expansion,” XIV International Conference on Stochastic Programming (ICSP2016), Buzios, Brazil, June 25 – July 1, 2016.

14. D. Pozo, A. Moreira, A. Street and E. Sauma, “Reliable Transmission Expansion Planning for Large Renewable Energy Penetration,” Proceedings of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Science (INFORMS) Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.A, November 1-4, 2015.

13. E. Sauma, C. Bustos, J. Contreras, S. De La Torre, J. Aguado and D. Pozo, “Interrelationship Between Power Transmission and Storage Elements of the Power Network,” Proceedings of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Science (INFORMS) Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.A, November 1-4, 2015.

12. E. Sauma, D. Pozo and J. Contreras, “How Proactive Transmission Investments Can Incentivize Social Welfare Improving Gencos Investments?,” Proceedings of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Science (INFORMS) Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.A, November 1-4, 2015.

11. D. Pozo, E. Sauma and J. Contreras, “Solving EPEC Problems with Multiple Nash Equilibria: Application to Energy-Based Models,” Proceedings of the 27th European Conference on Operational Research (EURO), Glasgow, U.K., July 12-14, 2015.

10. D. Pozo, E. Sauma and J. Contreras, “Robust Transmission and Generation Expansion Planning,” Proceedings of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Science (INFORMS) Annual Meeting, San Francisco, California, U.S.A, November 9-12, 2014. (presentation)

9. D. Pozo, E. Sauma and J. Contreras, “Impacts of Network Expansion on Generation Capacity Expansion,” Proceedings of the XVIII Power System Computation Conference (PSCC 2014), pp. 1-8, Wroclaw, Poland, August 18-22, 2014. (paper)

8. D. Pozo and J. Contreras, “Probabilistic n-K security criterion with significant renewable energy generation,” Proceedings of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Science (INFORMS) Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S.A, October 6-9, 2013.

7. J. Contreras, D. Pozo and E. Sauma, “A three-level model for generation and transmission expansion planning,” Proceedings of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Science (INFORMS) Annual Meeting, Phoenix, Arizona, U.S.A, October 14-17, 2012.

6. E. Sauma, J. Contreras and D. Pozo “Transmission Planning and Generation Response for Integrating Renewables,” Proceedings of the 21st International Symposium on Mathematical Programming (ISMP 2012), Berlin, Germany, August 19-24, 2012.

5. A. Gourtani, D. Pozo, M. T. Vespucci and H. Xu, “Medium-Term Trading Strategy of a Dominant Electricity Producer,” The OR Society 54th Annual Conference (OR54), Edinburg, U.K., September 4-6, 2012.

4. E. Sauma, D. Pozo, and J. Contreras, “Co-optimization Model for Choosing the Optimal Plan for Simultaneously Expanding Both Power Transmission and Power Generation,” Proceedings of the 19th Triennial Conference of the International Federation of Operational Research Societies (IFORS), Melbourne, Australia, July 10-15, 2011.

3. K. Liu, J. Zhong, D. Pozo, and Y. Hou, “An investigation of strategic behavior by a reserve provider in the joint energy and reserve market,” IASTED conference on Power and Energy System, Greece, Crete, June 22-24, 2011.

2. E. Sauma, J. Contreras, and D. Pozo, “Integrating Transmission Planning, Generation Investment, and Market Operation Decisions in a Model,” Proceedings of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Science (INFORMS) Annual Meeting, Austin, Texas, U.S.A., November 07-10, 2010.

1. J. Contreras and D. Pozo, “Short– and Long–Term Nash Equilibria in Electricity Market”, IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, July 26-30, 2009.

  • [Dec2017] Accepted paper in the journal IET Generation Transmission & Distribution titled: “Energy storage and transmission expansion planning: substitutes or complements?”
  • [Dec2017] New joint Skoltech-MIT project begins funded by the NGP program: Energy Systems Planning for Government Regulations: New Formulations, Models, and Algorithms (if you are interested to participate, contact me).
  • [Oct 2017]  Our Third International Conference on the topic “Science for Energy Systems Regulation” was held in Skoltech (see more here)
  • [May 2017] Accepted paper in the journal Applied Energy titled “When doing nothing may be the best investment action: Pessimistic anticipative power transmission planning”.  A note about this research in English in here and in Russian in here: [1], [2], [3].
  • Recognition of outstanding service for the journal IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy during 2016. On the list of the best reviewers [link].
  • Recognition of outstanding service for the journal IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid during 2016. On the list of the best reviewers [link].

ФИО:  Давид Позо Камара

Занимаемая должность (должности): Старший преподаватель

Преподаваемые дисциплины: –

Ученая степень: Ph.D.  в области информатики и прикладной математики в сфере электроэнергетических систем –  2013,   Университет Кастилья – Ла-Манча (Испания)

Ученое звание: нет

Наименование направления подготовки и/или специальности: Информатика и прикладная математика в сфере электроэнергетических систем

Данные о повышении квалификации и/или профессиональной переподготовке: нет

Общий стаж работы: Более 2 лет

Стаж работы по специальности: 2 года