Drake Daniel Hernandez

Graduate Researcher, MIT Energy Initiative (MITEI)
Biography

Drake is a graduate researcher in the MIT Energy Initiative (MITEI). Drake is a co-author on the MITEI Future of Storage study and the architect of the hydrogen production tecno-economic analysis (TEA) module of the Sustainable Energy Systems Modeling Analysis Environment (SESAME). Drake’s Master’s thesis focuses on modeling hydrogen network dynamics and assessing federal regulatory frameworks for the development of interstate hydrogen transmission infrastructure within the United States.

Prior to MIT, Drake was an Associate at Charles River Associates (CRA) where he supported the development of expert testimony in multi-billion-dollar domestic litigation and international arbitration disputes related to energy infrastructure. Drake is an energy economist with expertise at the intersection of economics, regulation, and finance – with a particular emphasis on the hydrogen, natural gas, and electric power sectors.

Drake’s work has been published in The Electricity Journal and other academic texts. Drake’s also been invited to speak both domestically and internationally on matters related to the regulation of hydrogen and system planning.

Drake earned a Master of Science in Technology and Policy, with a particular emphasis on Energy Economics and Finance, from MIT and a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, with a focus on Operations Research and Economics, from the University of Texas at Austin.


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