Electric Society International Summit on

• Steering Committee Directors •

Dr. Prof. Pablo Arboleya

  • Plexigrid Cofounder
  • Full professor (University of Oviedo)
  • Vice-chair of the Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) Ad’hoc Committee for Electrical Railway Systems and vice-chair of the IEEE Vehicular Technology Society 

“Pablo is holding the Smart Cities Chair at University of Oviedo funded by the city of Gijón. Aligned with the target of this chair he participated in the development of the Gijón DemoLab in which an IoT infrastructure at city level is being tested and developed. He is also co-founder of Plexigrid and PXR, a technology-driven companies, that develops software tools specially designed for grid operators, aggregators and virtual reality environments.”

Pablo Arboleya
Carla Álvarez Sanjurjo

Carla Álvarez Sanjurjo

  • General Director for Employment Promotion | Gijón City Council
  • Ambassador of Asturias “Stem Women Congress”


“Due to her links and experience in two historically male worlds, engineering and motoring, she likes to be involved in initiatives that respond to the need to make STEAM more accessible to boys and, especially, to girls. For a few years now, she has been actively involved in programmes that promote technical studies, such as the Inspira Steam programme at the University of Deusto. Currently, she works as General Director of Employment Promotionof Employment of the Gijón City Council, in the Local Agency for EconomicEconomic Promotion and Employment.”

Dr. Adriano Mones

  • Business Development Director Spain & LATAM Phoenix Contact E-Mobility GmbH
  • President of the Business Association for the Development and Promotion of Electric Mobility (AEDIVE)
  • Ambassador of the Charging Interface Initiative e. V. (CharIN)

“Linked to the electrical and electronic sector since 1995, his main knowledge areas are the internationalization of business and the management of innovation in different companies. Adriano has developed his professional profile in several organizations, countries and different management areas. His professional challenge is to contribute to a more sustainable development through the promotion of the All Electric Society”

Adriano Mones

• Steering Committee Delegates •

Selina Kerscher

Selina Kerscher

  • Research Assistant | Norwegian University of Science and Technology
  • PHD Candidate | University of Oviedo
  • Member of the Jury of the “Xplore Technology Award for a Sustainable World”

“Selina´s knowledge area integrates  techno-economic, legal, and social aspects to assess strategies to integrate distributed energy resources in the power grid. She is studying how to create an optimisation model for energy sharing in local communities and investigating influencing parameters on the value creation of services related to the flexibility of distributed energy resources. This research takes place in close cooperation with various industrial partners such as Phoenix Contact and Plexigrid, as well as other universities and research institutions.”

Matias Kippke

  • MSc. in Sustainable Transportation and Electrical Power Systems by the Universidad of Oviedo.
  • Junior Project Manager at Plexigrid
  • PHD Candidate | University of Oviedo

“Matias has developed several projects on power electronics applied to wind/solar energy generation and communication protocols applied to energy metering infrastructures. He holds a DAAD scholarship on a research project at the FH Stralsund on renewable energy and the use of hydrogen technology as an energy vector.

Right now, he is studing his PhD in Energy and Process Control with support from the Phoenix Contact Foundation.”

Matias Kippke

• Steering Committee Advisor •

Javier Izquierdo

Dr. Javier Izquierdo

  • Technical Director at AEDIVE (Spanish Electric Mobility Association)
  • Felow Professor at the University of Oviedo
  • Member of the board of the Official College of Industrial Engineers of Asturias

“Javier is an experienced manager with a nice history in energy areas. He has skilles in negotiation, energy (“traditional” & Renewable), engineering and marketing and he is a strong professional (Engineer & PhD “cum laude” at Universidad de Oviedo, PMD in ESADE Business School…) He loves working with people (customers, partners, students… ), always ready to learn and trying to improve everyday. Javier also participates as TEDx speaker.”

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