IEEE Green Energy and Smart Systems Conference
Long Beach, CA

2010 IEEE Green Energy Conference

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2010 IEEE Green Energy Conference

The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Systems Council Chapter of the Coastal Los Angeles Section, would like to thank those who attended the first annual Energy Workshop: “A System Approach Toward Green Energy Production and Adaptive Power Distribution.” If you missed it, or if you saw something you’d like to review, please visit our slide download page!

Conference Objective:

  • “System engineering is a robust approach to the design, creation, and operation of systems. In simple terms, the approach consists of identification and quantification of system goals, creation of alternative system design concepts, performance of design trades, selection and implementation of the best design, verification that the design is properly built and integrated, and post-implementation assessment of how well the system meets (or met) the goals.” —NASA Systems engineering handbook, 1995, SP-610S.
  • Our conference objective is to present a system approach to Green Energy and Power Distribution, and provide a broad scope of the strategies, procedures, and techniques required to properly integrate the various aspects of emerging Green Energy Technology systems.
  • 8:30AM – 9:00AM – Registration
  • 9AM – 12PM Morning Session – Green Energy
  • 9:00-9:40AM Keynote Speaker: Dr. Kenneth J. Lutz, Ph.D
  • Title: “The Smart Grid: Just One of Many Challenges.”
  • 9:40AM – 10:20AM Dr. Charlie Chaw-Long Chu, Northrop Grumman
  • Title: “Solar Cell Revolution”
  • 10:20AM – 10:40AM Morning Break
  • 10:40AM – 11:20AM Mr. Joel Davidson, Solar Energy Consultant
  • Title: ” The Evolution of Photovoltaic Power from Off-Grid to Mainstream”
  • 11:20AM – 12:00PM – Mr. Ron Kent, Sempra Energy
  • Title: “Biogas production and clean-up techniques”
  • 12:00 – 12:30 Lunch Time
  • 12:30PM – 1:00PM Panel
  • Topic: “From a System Engineering Point of View: a SMART GRID is… “
  • Moderator: Dr. Steven Low
  • Panelists: Jim McIntosh (California Independent System Operator), Mr. Mike Montoya (Edison), and Dr. Ken Lutz (AMR Strategies).
  • 1PM – 4PM Afternoon Session: Power Distribution
  • 1PM – 1:40PM Dr. Steven H. Low, Professor of CS and EE Dept. CalTech
  • Title: A Simple Optimal Power Flow Model with Storage
  • 1:40PM – 2:20 PM Mr. Jim McIntosh, Director, Executive Operations Advisor , California Independent System Operator
  • Title: Strategies for the Integration of Green Energy
  • 2:20PM – 2:40PM Afternoon Break
  • 2:40PM – 3:20PM Mr. Christopher Clarke, Southern California Edison: Edison’s Advanced Technology Department
  • Title: Utility Perspective of Integrating PV Systems to an Electric Grid
  • 3:20PM – 4:00PM Dr. Hassan Mohamed-Nour, Professor of EE Dept. CSULB
  • Title: “Power Systems Stability Under Dynamic Behavior of Smart Grid Components”
  • 4 PM – 4:30 PM   – Closing, Poster Awards, and Concluding Remarks
  • * Poster Session will be open all day (9AM – 4:30PM)
Steering Committee
  •  Conference Chair: Henry Yeh
  •  Steering Committee Members: Sepideh Faraji, Sandra Hernandez, I-Hung KhooRoger C. LoSergio Mendez, and Gregory W. Smith
  •  Registration and Treasury: I-Hung Khoo
  •  Webmaster: Roger C. Lo
  •  Advertising Committee: Sepideh Faraji
  •  Student Poster Session: Sergio Mendez and Gregory W. Smith
  •  Publications (Program) and Exhibitions: Henry Yeh
  •  Conference Center Reservation and Food: Sergio Mendez
  •  Fund Raising: Henry Yeh
  •  Speakers Invitation: Henry Yeh
  •  Ad Hoc Committee: Gregory W. Smith

F10 IEEE Energy Forum 2010 Pictures

Presentation Slides

Dr. Chu Revolution and Development of the Solar Cell

Mr. Clarke Utility Perspective of Integrating PV Systems to an Electric Grid

Mr. Davidson The Evolution of Photovoltaic Power from Off-Grid to Mainstream

Mr. Kent Biogras Production and Upgrading

Dr. Low Optimal Power Flow Problems

Dr. Lutz The Smart Grid Just One of Many Challenges

Mr. McIntosh JStrategies for the Integration of Green Energy

Mr. Montoya SCE Smart Grid Overview

Dr. Mohamed-Nour Stability


Student Abstracts


Corporate Sponsors

Professional Society Sponsors



  • Boeing
  • Southern California Edison
  • IEEE Coast LA Section
  • AIChE LA Section
  • AIAA LA Section
  • ASME LA Section
  • College of Engineering, CSULB
  • Student Career and Development Center, CSULB
  • IEEE and AIChe CSULB Student Branches

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