People / Students

Cristina Crespo Montanes

Focusing on innovations in renewable energy infrastructure and the potential impacts of such technology in the energy markets, my main interest lies in mechanisms to enhance reliability of fully renewable energy systems through the hybridisation of renewable technologies. That is, the co-location of different renewable technologies to leverage the complementarity of the resources and optimize the management of their energy production. Moreover, I am interested in the decentralization of energy generation and the consumer participation in the energy markets. I would like to gain in-depth knowledge on demand-side mechanisms that allow consumers to play an active role in the electricity markets. I am interested in the design and technical implications of such programs, together with the policy frameworks needed to both enable and accompany their development.