Manel Sanmartí from Catalonia Energy Research Institute (IREC) confirmed as keynote speaker

We have the pleasure to welcome as new keynote speaker Manel Sanmartí. Manel is the Head of the Electrical Engineering Research Area (EERA) at the Catalonia Energy Research Institute (IREC).

With more than 20 years’ experience leading and participating in international and national R&D projects in the field of energy systems and international scientific facilities, he is presently focusing his research in energy efficiency systems, buildings and communities. In particular, he is presently working on low energy districts, smart grids and renewables and electric mobility integration. He is part of the Smart Cities Joint Programme of the European Energy Research Alliance and co-Operating Agent of the V2X Task 28 of the Hybrid and Electrical Vehicle Technology Program of the IEA. He is also leading the RIS3CAT Energy Community, a 15 MiEuro Action Plan to develop and improve the competitiveness of the energy sector in Catalonia.

He has contributed to the Catalonia Electric Mobility White Book, the Barcelona Energy and Air Quality Plan, Catalonia Energy Guides, the Data Collection and Reporting Guidelines for European electro-mobility by JRC and several scientific publications in energy efficiency, electric mobility and smart grids.

At SSPCR 2017, Manel Sanmartí will present the Growsmarter project, a Smart Cities lighthouse project funded by the European Commission under SCC1-2015 call, which has the objective of transforming cities for a smart, sustainable Europe by deploying 12 smart energy, mobility and ICT solution in three main European cities, Stockholm, Cologne and Barcelona. The different measures will be presented including technical and economical evaluation strategy, with special focus on the Barcelona case.