California Building Electrification


This presentation addresses the steps being taken to help meet California’s GreenHouse Gas reduction goals through the electrification of buildings.  Government policies, laws, and incentives will be examined for their impact on the building industry.  The  technologies making this transformation possible and their impact on the electrical grid will be examined.  And the consequences of continuing to use methane in California buildings will be discussed.

  Date and Time




Registrants will receive link to Zoom invitation the day before the meeting. After opening the link, recommend signing in with IEEE password to avoid typing in personal information.  Waiting room will open at 11:50 and the presentation will start at 12:00.

  • Virtual
  • United States

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  • Starts 02 October 2020 05:00 PM
  • Ends 21 October 2020 11:55 PM
  • All times are US/Pacific
  • No Admission Charge
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Tom Graly



Tom Graly graduated with a Bachelor of Science Electrical Engineering Degree from Purdue University and after military service began his corporate engineering career.  His first stop was in the nuclear power industry designing control systems for nuclear power plants. A detour into film and video production led to various engineering projects in the entertainment industry.  He worked with a team that developed a video tape editing system that was custom built for Frances Ford Coppola’s Apocalypse Now.  He designed and built video production facilities for corporate clients.  Working with startup teams, he developed animation controllers for video tape recorders and built the first all digital driver license system for the State of New York.  He then moved into telecom and led development of some of the first commercial interactive Voice Response systems using voice recognition technologies.  He concluded his business career leading a wind turbine company that was developing an innovative vertical axis design.  In retirement Tom made a commitment to electrify his home and did extensive research on available technologies.  He his co-chair of the City of Berkeley Electrification Working Group whose goal is to educate homeowners to reduce their carbon footprint and improve barriers to home electrification.


Join us for a virtual meeting.  Bring you own refreshments.  Free registration required.  Registrants will receive an eNotice with the Zoom invitation link by the day before the meeting.