Ignacio J. Perez-Arriaga is a visiting professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology since 2008. He is the professor and director of the BP Chair on Sustainable Development at Comillas University as well as the director of Energy Training at the Florence School of Regulation. Dr. Perez-Arriaga is the Principal Investigator for the Utility of the Future study published by the MIT Energy Initiative.
Dr. Perez-Arriaga served for five years as commissioner at the Spanish Electricity Regulatory Commission and was the independent member of the Single Electricity Market Committee of Ireland. He was also a member of the Board of Appeal of the Agency for the Coordination of Energy Regulators in the EU.