de Sisternes, Fernando

Fernando de Sisternes
Former Research Assistant





Focus Areas

Energy Transition


Prof. Mort Webster
Prof. Ignacio Pérez-Arriaga

Fernando's research focuses on studying the implications of a large-scale introduction of renewable generation on electricity systems. Particularly, his research is directed at analyzing how the variability introduced by renewable generation affects the operational regime of thermal power power plants; and its impact on generation capacity expansion planning and investment decisions in thermal units.

Ph.D. Thesis:
Risk Implications of the Deployment of Renewables for Investments in Electricity Generation
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Education + Credentials
B.S., Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Madrid (Spain) , 2005
M.S., Technology and Policy, MIT, 2010
Ph.D, Engineering Systems Division, MIT, 2014

Recent Publications

Student Dissertation or Thesis
de Sisternes, F. (2014). PhD Thesis, Engineering Systems: Technology, Management and Policy Program, MIT [PDF]