Salvador R.


Dr. Salvador E. Rivas Dr. Rivas holds a Mechanical Engineering degree from the “José Simeón Cañas Central American University” in 1988. He worked in the University of Stuttgart in Germany as research assistant in the department of Energy Management and Planning of the “Institute of Energy Economics and the Rational Use of Energy” and he concluded in 2001 his doctoral work (PhD, Dr.-Ing.). As modeling expert Dr. Rivas has experience in: the development of energy models, energy system analysis and planning, demand analysis, power expansion plans, development of energy information systems, integrated resource planning, studies of rational use of energy, hydropower systems analysis, promotion of renewable energy and handling models for the optimal operating strategy of mixed hydro-thermal generating systems. Dr. Rivas served as Energy Advisor for several Economy Secretaries, who were in charge of energy policies in El Salvador and where he designed sustainable energy policies for the electricity sector. The experience in the energy field of Dr. Rivas comprises regional coordination of the program “Energy and Environment Partnership with Central America (EEP)” (, which dealt with climate change mitigation and was jointly implemented with international cooperation in the eight member-countries of the Central American Integration System (SICA). Dr. Rivas worked as consultant for the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Regional Center in charge for provision of support the UNDP Regional Center (climate change & energy division) in implementing the Sustainable Energy for All (SE4All) 2015-2016 work plan for the Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) region and providing policy advice services to Country Offices. Dr. Rivas has more than 25 years of experience in the energy field and more than 16 years of experience in energy economics.


  • climate change
  • solar / wind / biofuels
  • economic policy
  • power generation
  • research & development
  • germany
  • el salvador
  • Sectors
  • Funders
  • Countries
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