Dr Sánchez joined the European Commission in 1996 and launched the European Technology Platform “Smart Grids” in 2006. Since April 2009, he is the Team Leader for Smart Grids in the Directorate General for Energy and launched the European Task Force for Smart Grids in November 2009. He is contributing with key policy and regulatory issues for digitalization of the energy sector and to the Market Design Initiative under the Clean Energy legislative package.
He holds a Bachelor degree in Engineering (University of Seville, Spain) and a doctorate in engineering. (University of Kassel, Germany). Prior to working at the European Commission, he was the Director of the Plataforma Solar de Almería of the Spanish Ministry of Industry and Energy, the largest solar test centre in Europe.