Has a BSc in Electrical Engineering with emphasis in Power Systems from Itajubá Federal University (UNIFEI). During college he worked in two R&D; projects in the Power Quality Study Group. Through an exchange program with the Technische Universität Dresden in Germany, he also developed a research in the same field at this university. In addition to the applied research, his experience in the electricity business includes internships in Brazil and in Germany, respectively at the Generation Planning Department of CPFL Geração and at DIgSILENT GmbH (where he carried out studies regarding the connection of Wind Farms to the German grid). Mr. Perez joined PSR in December 2009 and has been a member of the transmission studies group ever since.