Presentation

Carlos Ruiz, Profesor Titular (Associate Professor) at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M), Department of Statistics. He received his B.S. in Industrial Engineering (2007) from the Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha and his PhD in Electrical Engineering from the Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha (2012) under the supervision of Professor Antonio J. Conejo. He has been a postdoctoral researcher at Supélec and École Centrale (Paris, France) and at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (2013-2014).

Research Interest

My research interest includes almost everything that may lie in the intersection of Operations Research, Analytics and Energy Systems. The main mathematical and OR tools that I am using or developing include:

The main energy systems' topics that are being addressed by using these mathematical tools are:

Publications

Books:

  1. S. A. Gabriel, A. J. Conejo, J. D. Fuller, B. Hobbs and C. Ruiz, Complementarity Modeling in Energy Markets, International Series in Operations Research and Management Science, Springer, 2013.

Journal Papers:

  1. C. Ruiz, A. J. Conejo, and R García-Bertrand. Some analytical results pertaining to Cournot models for short-term electricity markets. Electric Power Systems Research, 78(10):1672-1678, Oct. 2008.
  2. C. Ruiz and A. J. Conejo. Pool strategy of a producer with endogenous formation of locational marginal prices. IEEE Transactions on Power Systems , 24(4):1855-1866, Nov. 2009.
  3. C. Ruiz, A. J. Conejo, and R. Arcos. Some analytical results on conjectural variation models for short-term electricity markets. IET Generation, Transmission and Distribution, 4(2):257-267, Feb. 2010.
  4. S. J. Kazempour, A. J. Conejo, and C. Ruiz. Strategic generation investment using a complementarity approach. IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, 26(2):940-948, May. 2011.
  5. C. Ruiz, A. J. Conejo and S. J. Kazempour. Equilibria in futures and spot electricity markets. Electric Power Systems Research, 84(1):1-9, March 2012.
  6. C. Ruiz, A. J. Conejo and Y. Smeers. Equilibria in an oligopolistic electricity pool with stepwise offer curves. IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, 27(2):752-761, May 2012.
  7. S. J. Kazempour, A. J. Conejo, and C. Ruiz. Strategic generation investment considering futures and spot markets. IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, 27(3):1467-1476, Aug. 2012.
  8. C. Ruiz, A. J. Conejo and S. A. Gabriel. Pricing non-convexities in an electricity pool. IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, 27(3):1334-1342, Aug. 2012.
  9. S. A. Gabriel, S. Siddiqui, A. J. Conejo and C. Ruiz. Solving discretely-constrained Nash-Cournot games with an application to power markets. Networks and Spatial Economics, 13(3):307-326, Sept. 2013.
  10. S. A. Gabriel, A. J. Conejo, C. Ruiz and S. Siddiqui. Solving discretely-constrained, mixed-linear complementarity problems with applications in energy. Computers and Operations Research, 40(5):1339-1350, May 2013.
  11. C. Ruiz, A. J. Conejo and D. J. Bertsimas. Revealing rival offer prices via inverse optimization. IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, 28(3):3056-3064, Aug. 2013.
  12. S. J. Kazempour, A. J. Conejo and C. Ruiz. Generation investment equilibria with strategic producers – Part I. IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, 28(3):2613-2622, Aug. 2013.
  13. S. J. Kazempour, A. J. Conejo and C. Ruiz. Generation investment equilibria with strategic producers – Part II. IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, 28(3):2623-2631, Aug. 2013.
  14. F. Oliveira, C. Ruiz and A. J. Conejo. Contract design and supply chain coordination in the electricity industry. European Journal of Operational Research, 227(3):527–537, Jun. 2013.
  15. E. Kuznetsova, Y. Li, C. Ruiz, E. Zio, K. Bell and G. Ault. Reinforcement learning for microgrid energy management. Energy. 59(2013):133-146, Jul. 2013.
  16. C. Ruiz, A. J. Conejo, J. D. Fuller, S. A. Gabriel and B. F. Hobbs. A tutorial review of complementarity models for decision making in energy markets. EURO Journal on Decision Processes, 2(1):91-120, Jun. 2014.
  17. E. Kuznetsova, Y. Li, C. Ruiz, E. Zio. An integrated framework of agent-based modelling and robust optimization for microgrid energy management. Applied Energy, 129:70-88, Sep. 2014.
  18. R. Mena, M. Hennebel, Y. Li, C. Ruiz, E. Zio. A Risk-Based Simulation and Multi-Objective Optimization Framework for the Integration of Distributed Renewable Generation and Storage. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 37(2014): 778–793.
  19. J. Kazempour, C. Ruiz and A. J. Conejo. Strategic Bidding for a Large Consumer. IEEE Transactions on Power Systems. 30(2):848-856, March 2015.
  20. E. Kuznetsova, C. Ruiz, Y.-F. Li, and E. Zio. Analysis of robust optimization for decentralized microgrid energy management under uncertainty. International Journal of Electrical Power and Energy Systems, 64(2015): 815-832. Jan. 2015.
  21. C. Ruiz and A. J. Conejo. Robust Transmission Expansion Planning. European Journal of Operational Research, 242(2015): 390-401.
  22. E. Allevi, A. J. Conejo, G. Oggioni, R. Riccardi, and C. Ruiz. Evaluating the strategic behavior of cement producers: An equilibrium problem with equilibrium constraints. European Journal of Operational Research, 264(2): 717-731, Jan. 2018.
  23. C. Ruiz, F. J. Nogales and F. J. Prieto. Retail Equilibrium with Switching Consumers in Electricity Markets. Networks and Spatial Economics. 18(1):145-180, March 2018.
  24. P. Falbo and C. Ruiz. Optimal sales-mix and generation plan in a two-stage electricity market. Energy Economics. 78(2019):598-814, Jan. 2019.
  25. A. Naebi, S. SeyedShenava, J. Contreras, C. Ruiz and A. Akbarimajd. EPEC approach for finding optimal day-ahead bidding strategy equilibria of multi-microgrids in active distribution networks. International Journal of Electrical Power & Energy Systems, 17(2020): 1-14. May 2020.
  26. A. M. Alonso, F. J. Nogales and C. Ruiz. Hierarchical Clustering for Smart Meter Electricity Loads Based on Quantile Autocovariances. IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid. 11(5):4522-4530, Sep. 2020.
  27. A. M. Alonso, F. J. Nogales and C. Ruiz. A Single Scalable LSTM Model for Short-Term Forecasting of Massive Electricity Time Series. Energies, 13, 5328, 2020.
  28. A. J. Conejo and C. Ruiz. Complementarity, not Optimization, is the Language of Markets. IEEE Open Access Journal of Power and Energy. 7:344-353, November 2020.
  29. F. S. Oliveira and C. Ruiz. Analysis of futures and spot electricity markets under risk aversion. European Journal of Operational Research, 291(3):1132-1148, June 2021.
  30. A. Getaneh, R. Riccardi and C. Ruiz. Contracts in Electricity Markets under EU ETS: A Stochastic Programming Approach. Energy Economics. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eneco.2021.105309. 2021
  31. Pérez-Santalla, R., Carrión, M. and C. Ruiz. Optimal pricing for electricity retailers based on data-driven consumers' price-response. TOP. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11750-022-00622-8. Feb 2022.
  32. González-Gómez, P.A., Gómez-Hernández, J., Ruiz, C. and D. Santana Can solar tower plants withstand the operational flexibility of combined cycle plants? Applied Energy. 314(2022): 1-19, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apenergy.2022.118951. March 2022.
  33. Alonso, A.M., Martín, E., Mateo, A., Nogales, F.J., Ruiz, C., and A. Veiga Clustering Electricity Consumers: Challenges and Applications for Operating Smart Grids IEEE Power and Energy Magazine. 20(3): 54-63. April 2022.
  34. Getaneh Abate, A., Riccardi, R., and C. Ruiz, Contract design in electricity markets with high penetration of renewables: A two-stage approach Omega. 111(2022): 1-17. April 2022.

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Some Links

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Software: Energy Analytics: Data:

Contact

  • Address

    Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
    Avda. de la Universidad 30
    28911-Leganés (Madrid)
    Spain
  • Email

    carlos.ruiz[at]uc3m.es