Building-to-Grid Integration - or - How I Learned to Stop Worrying & Love Transactions

Friday, October 25, 2013 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm


Building-to-Grid Integration, or
How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Transactions

George Hernandez
Pacific Northwest National Laboratories and the Department of Energy

This presentation will discuss the paradigm shift in future grid integration and management strategies with a focus on the role of the building. In particular, the vision for a fluid, vibrant market that enables energy and service related transactions that maximize profitability, optimize energy usage and increase reliability will be presented. Additionally, the current Sensors and Controls strategy for the Building Technologies Office (BTO) at the Department of Energy (DOE) and BTO's crosscutting buildings-to-grid initiative named “The Transactional Network” will be described.

George Hernandez is a senior demand side management professional supporting the Building Technology Office at the Department of Energy. George is a Licensed Professional Engineer (PE) by the State of California and received a BSME from California State University at Los Angeles and an MSME from the University of California at Berkeley.

Currently on detail in DOE’s Building Technology Office, George serves as a Senior Technical Advisor and has been co-managing the Building Sensors and Controls program. In this role, he has initiated and overseen successful activities such as the DOE Buildings Performance Database, the High Performance RTU Challenge, OpenEIS and the Energy Information Handbook.

Case Western Reserve University
10900 Euclid Avenue, Nord 310
Cleveland, Ohio, 44106

The event is free, but registration is required. Please register here.