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George Hernandez

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
PO Box 999
Richland, WA 99352


George Hernandez joined the Energy Plng & Policy Analysis group at PNNL in 2009. Mr. Hernandez is a senior demand side management professional with innovative and detail-oriented knowledge to develop and produce successful programs that deliver products and services to the commercial and industrial energy marketplace. Mr. Hernandez is distinguished by exceptional execution skills that enable efficient concept to product delivery. Accomplishments demonstrate coordination abilities, creative thinking, developmental organization, strong leadership, management skills, and strategic planning. Mr. Hernandez has extensive knowledge, skills, and capabilities derived from a substantial career in demand side utility management across a wide variety of commercial and industrial sectors and utilities as both a corporate employee and an independent consultant.Mr. Hernandez is a Licensed Professional Engineer (PE) by the State of California.

Education and Credentials

  • M.S. Mechanical Engineering, University of California at Berkeley
  • B.S. Mechanical Engineering, California State University

PNNL Publications


  • Katipamula S., K. Gowri, and G. Hernandez. 2017. "An Open-Source Automated Continuous Condition-Based Maintenance Platform for Commercial Buildings." Science and Technology for the Built Environment 23, no. 4:546-556. PNNL-SA-114134. doi:10.1080/23744731.2016.1218236


  • Katipamula S., J.N. Haack, G. Hernandez, B.A. Akyol, and J. Hagerman. 2016. "VOLTTRON: An Open-Source Software Platform of the Future." IEEE Electrification Magazine 4, no. 4:15-22. PNNL-SA-120709. doi:10.1109/MELE.2016.2614178
  • Katipamula S., R.G. Lutes, G. Hernandez, J.N. Haack, and B.A. Akyol. 2016. "Transactional Network: Improving Efficiency and Enabling Grid Services for Building." Science and Technology for the Built Environment 22, no. 6:643-654. PNNL-SA-105816. doi:10.1080/23744731.2016.1171628


  • Akyol B.A., J.N. Haack, B.J. Carpenter, S. Katipamula, R.G. Lutes, and G. Hernandez. 2015. Transaction-Based Building Controls Framework, Volume 2: Platform Descriptive Model and Requirements. PNNL-24395. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.
  • Akyol B.A., J.N. Haack, G. Hernandez, S. Katipamula, and S.E. Widergren. 2015. "Transaction-Based Controls for Building-Grid Integration: VOLTTRON™." Electroindustry 20, no. 7:11-13. PNNL-SA-110777.

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