UVA - Universidad de Valladolid

The research group on energy, economy and system dynamics is a research group at the University of Valladolid

The University of Valladolid counts on four campuses -Valladolid, Palencia, Segovia and Soria-, over 100 degrees, 80 doctoral programs and 68 postgraduate degrees, accredited international relations and prestigious research Centres. On average, nearly 25,000 students enrol each year, counts on more than 2,500 teachers and nearly 1,000 people dealing with administration tasks and other services. It offers a comprehensive range of double international degrees, and promotes the transfer of research results. 

The Research Group on Energy, Economy and System Dynamics of the University of Valladolid (GEEDS-UVa) was created in 2008 as an interdisciplinary research team integrating researchers from different fields (engineering, economy, physics, etc.). Although the core of the research group is formed by members of the UVa, the group also includes members from other Spanish universities. The research group focuses on the required technical and socioeconomic transformations to achieve sustainability with an emphasis on the energetic and biophysical basis of the human systems.

The group has three main research lines:

  • Application of System Dynamics to the modeling and simulation of sustainable energy-economy-environment systems
  • Analysis of the biophysical potential and constraints of renewable energy sources
  • Analysis of the relationship between human and environment systems from an Ecological Economics approach
Members: 

Luis Javier Miguel González is a faculty member of the University of Valladolid (UVa), Spain, where he teaches Systems Dynamics and Control Engineering. He is the coordinator of the Research Group on Energy, Economy and System Dynamics of the UVa. His main role in MEDEAS is the coordination of the design and development of the models of the world, Europe and country-level in Vensim. 

Óscar Carpintero is a faculty member of the University of Valladolid (Applied Economics Department) and of the GEEDS-UVa (Research Group on Energy, Economy and System Dynamics - University of Valladolid). He is an ecological economist and his work on MEDEAS model is focused on the implementation of economy module and the integration of economic input-output tables into the general framework.

Iñigo Capellan Perez is a Member of the GEEDS-UVa (Research Group on Energy, Economy and System Dynamics - University of Valladolid) and he is in charge of the development of the MEDEAS models (World, Europe, country level). In particular, Iñigo focuses on the modeling of the energy, climate, materials, land-use and social indicators submodules, as well as on testing and validating the full models.

Margarita Mediavilla is a faculty member of the University of Valladolid (UVa), Spain, where she teaches Systems Dynamics and Control Engineering and a Member of the GEEDS-UVa (Research Group on Energy, Economy and System Dynamics - University of Valladolid). She is working on the development of the MEDEAS models (World, Europe, country level). In particular, Margaritas' work is focused on the modeling of the energy-economy feedback, the alternative transportation and land use submodules.

Ignacio de Blas Sanz is a Member of the GEEDS-UVa (Research Group on Energy, Economy and System Dynamics - University of Valladolid) and he is in charge of the development of the MEDEAS models (World, Europe, country level). In particular, Ignacio focuses on the modeling of the energy, climate, materials and land-use submodules, as well as on testing and validating the full models.

Paula Rodrigo González is a Member of the GEEDS-UVa (Research Group on Energy, Economy and System Dynamics - University of Valladolid) and she is in charge of the development of the MEDEAS models (World, Europe, country level). In particular, Paula is in charge of giving support to different tasks in the development of the models. 

Fernando A. Frechoso Escudero is with the Electrical Engineering Department of the University of Valladolid and participates in the GEEDS-UVa research group. Also, he is Director of The Chair of Renewable Energies, and the Head of Energy Division in the CARTIF Technology Center. His main field of research is electricity generation through renewable energy sources and energy efficiency.

Carlos de Castro Carranza is a faculty member of the University of Valladolid (Applied Physics Department) and of the GEEDS-UVa (Research Group on Energy, Economy and System Dynamics - University of Valladolid). In particular, in MEDEAS, Carlos focuses on the analysis, data and modeling of the energy, climate, materials, and land-use submodules, as well as on testing and validating the full models.

Santiago Cáceres Gómez is a faculty member of the University of Valladolid (Electronic Technologies Department) and of the GEEDS-UVa (Research Group on Energy, Economy and System Dynamics - University of Valladolid). In MEDEAS, Santiago focuses on the analysis, data and modeling of the social and environmental impacts of the energy systems.

Jaime Nieto Vega is a member of the GEEDS-UVa (Research Group on Energy, Economy and System Dynamics - University of Valladolid). In MEDEAS, Jaime focuses on providing support in economy modelling, the implementation of economy module and the integration of economic input-output tables into the general framework.

Luis Fernando Lobejón is a faculty member of the University of Valladolid and of the GEEDS-UVa (Research Group on Energy, Economy and System Dynamics - University of Valladolid). He works as a Lecturer in Applied Economics and his main fields of research are International Relations and World Economy. His role on MEDEAS model is focused on the implementation of the economy module.