Rony Parra was born in Ecuador. His training is Petroleum Engineer, realized his masters in Social and Environmental Studies with focus in Governance of the Energy, in the Latin American Faculty of Social Sciences FLACSO.
He worked in different private and public institutions. His experience has focused on the development and accompaniment of oil projects and also worked in the area of planning and implementation of public policies. He also worked on regulation and control of hydrocarbons sector in Ecuador and as a researcher at the Center for Prospective of Ecuador of the “Instituto de Altos Estudios Nacionales IAEN” in the energy area. He has been a university professor in the Faculty of Engineering of Petroleum of the Universidad Central one of the best academic centers of Ecuador. He is a young researcher who has writings on oil policy and he has research work on energy consumption in the oil sector.
Today, he works as Coordinator of the Hydrocarbons area in the Coordinating Ministry of Strategic Sectors of Ecuador and developing his research on "energy metabolism in the oil sector" to obtain the PHD by the Autonomous University of Barcelona.
He is working in Evaluation of energy metabolism of the oil industry in Ecuador from the application of Multi-Scale Integrated Analysis of Societal and Ecosystem Metabolism (MuSIASEM) and his interest is to analyze the final consumption of energy and resources in the Industrial systems that are developed in multilevel and in different spheres. Especially the approach is based on the hydrocarbons and electricity sector.
With the results, he wants to analyze and discuss the application of different energy policies based on the funds and flows accounted for in the energy systems. He also wants to scale the results to analyze their impact on the governance of the countries (relationship between state institutions, economic powers such as transnational corporations and society organizations).
Social Metabolism / MuSIASEM / Energy / Oil, Gas and Electricity / Energy Policy / Governance