Joseph Eto

Joseph Eto

Senior Advisor: Energy Markets & Policy Department
Energy/Environmental Policy Staff Scientist/Engineer
510-486-7284

Bio

Following a nearly 40-year career, Joseph H. Eto retired from the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) in 2021. He remains engaged with the Berkeley Lab through his collaboration with the Electricity Markets and Policy Department in the Energy Analysis and Environmental Impacts Division, and the Grid Integration Group in the Energy Storage and Demand Resources Division.

Mr. Eto has authored publications on electricity reliability, transmission planning and operations, demand response and distributed generation, utility integrated resource planning and demand-side management, and building energy-efficiency technologies.

Between 1999 and 2018, he led a consortium of national laboratories, universities, and private-sector partners to conduct public-interest research and analysis on electricity reliability and transmission technologies.

He has also supported the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) on a variety of electricity reliability-related assignments, including the National Transmission Grid Study, the U.S.-Canada investigation of the August 14, 2003 blackout, and DOE’s National Electric Transmission Congestion Studies.

Mr. Eto received both an A.B. in Philosophy and an M.S. in Energy and Resources from the University of California, Berkeley. He is a registered professional Mechanical Engineer in the State of California.

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Education

Energy and Resources, MS, UC Berkeley, 1983
Philosophy, AB, UC Berkeley, 1979

Awards

Best Paper. Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, Electric Energy Systems Track. “Online Tracking of Two Dominant Inter-Area Modes of Oscillation in the Eastern Interconnection.” -  April 26th 2023

Best Paper. Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, Electric Energy Systems Track. “Online Tracking of Two Dominant Inter-Area Modes of Oscillation in the Eastern Interconnection.”

Best Paper. Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, Electric Energy Systems Track. “Dynamic Simulation Study of the Frequency Response of the Western Interconnection with Increased Wind Generation.” -  February 27th 2013

A team of researchers led by Joe Eto received the Best Paper Award, Electric Energy Systems Track, 46th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences for:

Macken, Peter, Ron Daschmans, Ben Williams, Brian Haney, Randy Hunt, Jeff Ellis and Joseph H. Eto. 2013. “Dynamic Simulation Study of the Frequency Response of the Western Interconnection with Increased Wind Generation” Proceeding of 46th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences. January 7-10, 2013. Maui, Hawaii.

Outstanding Performance Award. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. -  December 1st 2008
Outstanding Performance Award. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. -  December 1st 2004
Outstanding Performance Award. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. -  December 1st 2002
Outstanding Performance Award. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. -  December 1st 1999
Outstanding Performance Award. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. -  December 1st 1992
Willis H. Carrier Award for best presentation by an author under the age of 32. American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air‐conditioning Engineers. -  September 5th 1988

Willis H. Carrier Award for best presentation by an author under the age of 32. American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air‐conditioning Engineers.

Crosby Field Award for best technical paper. American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air‐conditioning Engineers. -  March 14th 1988

Crosby Field Award for best technical paper. American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air‐conditioning Engineers. “The HVAC Costs of Increased Fresh‐Air Ventilation in Office Buildings.”

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