AEE SoCal Chapter Meetings
Thursday, July 12, 2018
Featured Presentation: 
Energy & Sustainability: Our Strategy  in Los Angeles County 
Featured Presenter:
Gary Gero
Chief Sustainability Officer of LA County

The Chief Sustainability Officer is the County’s visionary on both the big-picture environmental issues and day-to-day application.  In 2016, Gary was hired to implement this brand new role for Los Angeles County.

Gary is responsible for coordinating the efforts of LA’s 37 County departments and the County’s Sustainability Council, as well as engaging its 88 cities. Among his most important tasks were to formulate a County Sustainability Plan and a detailed, holistic blueprint for the future.

“What’s most amazing about this role is that although many cities around the country have created similar offices, no one has been tasked with addressing urban sustainability in a comprehensive and regional manner on this scale,” said Gary Gero.  The goal is to create a more livable environment, more jobs and greater equity, and people around the country will begin to look to LA County as a model for what sustainability can look like for metropolitan regions which is where the majority of Americans now live, work, and play.

Prior to working at the County, Gero was the President of the Climate Action Reserve, where he spent 9 years building the organization into North America’s premier carbon offset registry to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. He also spent nearly 20 years working in local government on environmental issues, primarily for the Environmental Affairs Department in the City of Los Angeles where he developed the city’s first climate plan, and as Director of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Resources for LA Department of Water and Power.  

Above details provided by Sheila Kuehl's Website.

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Past Featured Luncheon Presentations
Date
Featured Presentation
Presentor
Presentation Materials
2018-06-29
Title 24, Part 6 Update: Today, the Future of Title 24, & ZNE - The Changes & Impacts to California’s Building Energy Efficiency Standards
Randall Higa & Ray Mendoza
Senior Program Manager, SCE & Program Advisor, SCG
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2018-05-31
Solar Thermal Storage & Your Energy Strategy
Sasha Braun
Founder & COO of Alumina Energy
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2018-05-15
Happy Hour in LA with the Council and Friends
Networking Function
AEESoCal/The Council/AESP California Chapter/ & TEC
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2018-04-18
Addressing Local Capacity Requirements with Customer Centric Programs
Edan H. Simpson
Business Development Manager, Lockheed Martin Energy
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2018-03-14
Revolutionizing Transit: Powering Heavy Duty Electric Transportation-Behind the Scenes
Hayley Cashdollar
Sr. Manager, Automation Systems/High Voltage Engineering, Proterra
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2018-01-18
Annual Power Lunch
So Cal Edison: Nunnally
Utilities Report
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2018-01-17
Annual Power Lunch II
SoCalGas: Gregori
SoCalGas
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2017-12-05
AEE SoCal Holiday Networking Event
AEE SoCal event at LPA CoLab Irvine
AEE SoCal Holiday Networking Event
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2017-10-19
SCE Advanced Tech Labs Tour Pomona
Eric Nunnally
Engineering Manager
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2017-08-24
L.A. networking event at Elysian
Elysian Mechanical Engineering Dept.
Sponsored by Newcomb Anderson McCormick and Gridium
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2017-08-10
Engage / Energize / Retain Top Talent
Paula Stambaugh, MBA
Harrison Assessments / Accountability Pays
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2017-07-19
Transportation Electrification
Lisa Arellanes
Project Manager, So. Cal. Edison
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2017-06-08
Long Beach Luncheon & Aquarium systems tour
Lance Collins
Partners Energy
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2017-05-11
Energy Efficiency at Refineries
Milena Usabiaga
Nexant Utility Services
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2017-04-13
Federal Tax Reform in the Energy Industry - 2017
Gene Beck
Green NRG
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2017-03-15
To Be Determined
To Be Determined
To Be Determined
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2017-03-09
Title 24: Part 6 & Part 11
Moe Fakih / VCA Green
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2017-02-09
Insulation Jackets & Asset Mgt
Suzanne Rowe Barrett, Will Jones
ThermaXX
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2017-01-12
Annual Power Luncheon - 2017
SoCalGas & So. Cal. Edison
Utility Pricing Updates
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2016-12-08
Grid Energy Storage
Ignacio Sanchez
Grid Application Specialist / So. Cal. Edison
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2016-11-10
Thermal Energy Storage
Terry Andrews
CALMAC
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2016-10-13
Organic Rankine Cycle
Shamim Imani
Calnetix Technologies
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2016-08-18
L.A. County Sanitation District Tour
Carson, California facility
Tour has been completed
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2016-07-14
Thermal Energy Storage
David Wylie, P.E.
ASWB Engineering
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2016-06-09
Title 24 Codes & Standards
Back Tsan, P.E.
Southern California Edison
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2016-05-12
DC Power Distribution Architecture
Sharmila Ravula
Bosch North America
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2016-04-14
The New DER Tariff
James Kerrigan
SoCalGas, a Sempra Utility
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2016-03-10
Smart Building Deployment Challenges
Tim Hayes
BuildingIQ
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2016-02-11
Feb 2016 Lighting & Title 24 luncheon
Philip Hall
Dir. Lighting Control Systems / Enlighted
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2016-01-14
January Power Luncheon
Michael B. Williams and Gary Lenart
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2015-12-03
The Market and Technologies for Short-term Backup Power, including Flywheels
Frank DeLattre
Business Unit Leader, VYCON
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2015-11-05
Enhanced Retro-Commissioning (ECRx)
Chase Kadakia and Jeff Haberman
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2015-10-15
Applying Web-based refrigeration controls for added profitability, enhanced food safety and superior equipment management and supervision
Ted Kohlenberger
CA Team Leader
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2015-07-09
Demand Response Update
David M. Wylie, P.E.
ASWB Engineering
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2015-05-07
Water Resources Mangement and The Drought
Stephanie Granger
Research Scientist at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory
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2015-04-09
Lighting & Title 24
Mr. Tracy Beattie
LC, CLMC
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2015-01-08
AEE SoCal Annual Power Lunch
Michael Williams
So Cal Edison
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2015-01-07
AEE SoCal Annual Power Lunch
Carol Mak
SoCalGas Co.
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2014-12-04
Policies to Reduce Emissions
Rory Cox, Glenda Towns
CPUC, So Cal Gas Co.
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2014-11-06
Energy Industry Workforce Development
Brian Hagerty
CEO, Topgallant Energy LLC
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2014-10-16
Innovative Energy Management
Mark McDannell
Sanitation Districts of L.A. County
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2014-07-10
U.S. Army Energy Initiatives
Douglas Waters
U.S. Army EITF
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2014-06-12
SCE Energy Storage Update
Mark E. Irwin
So. Cal. Edison Advanced Technology
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2014-03-13
Title 24 Luncheon
Gary Shushnar, P.E., MBA
So. Cal. Edison DSM Engineering
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2014-02-13
Water / Energy Nexus
Alexandra Causey
U. S. Water Services
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2014-01-09
Power Lunch So Cal Edison
Michael Siefkes
C&I Major Accounts
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2014-01-09
Power Lunch So Cal Gas Co.
Carol Mak
So Cal Gas Co.
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2013-12-05
JPL Building 301: 15% Energy Savings
Christopher Miller / P2S Engineering
P.E., CxA, CEM
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2013-11-14
Fracking
Dan Dudak
Deputy Director, CA Dept. of Conservation
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2013-10-17
Advanced Energy Monitoring
Dr. Michel Kamel
MelRoc, LLC
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2013-08-09
Hilton Foundation Tour
Frank Maldonodo, Architect
ZGF Architects
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2013-07-11
Geothermal Heat Pumps
Albert Escobedo
Bowman Geothermal
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2013-06-13
Carbon Auctions
Dusty Granet
BGC Environmental
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2013-05-09
Attracting Capital & Mitigating Risk
Angela Ferrante
Vice President / Energi AES
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2013-04-11
Mobilizing and Proving the Value of Energy Efficiency Projects
Matthew Berbée & Matt Gudorf
Caltech & UCI
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2013-03-14
Hydronic BTU Energy Monitoring
George Szyszko
MCR Technologies
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2013-02-07
Industrial Sector Energy Efficiency
Kat Janowicz
WorleyParsons
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2013-01-10
Two Hours of Power
Danielle Schofield
So. Cal. Edison
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2013-01-10
Two Hours of Power
Carol Mak
So. Cal. Gas, a Sempra Utility
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2012-12-06
High Temperature Fuel Cell Tri-Generation of Power, Heat & Hydrogen from Wastewater Treatment Gas
Jacob (Jack) Brouwer, Ph.D.
Associate Director, National Fuel Cell Research Center
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2012-11-08
So. Cal. Pipeline Safety Enhancement Plan
Norman A. Pedersen
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2012-10-18
Water Efficiency = Energy Efficiency
Kent Herbst, P.E.
Vice President / U.S. Water Services
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2012-08-16
UC Irvine Co-Gen Facilities Tour
Host: Richard Hack
AEE SoCal Chapter President
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2012-06-14
Getting (and keeping) an AQMD Permit
Joseph Hower, PE, DEE, ENVIRON Int'l Corp.
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2012-05-10
Perils, Promise and Energy Profits of Advanced Lighting Controls
Bernie Kotlier, Doug Avery
NECA/IBEW, So. Cal. Edison
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2012-04-12
California Natural Gas Energy Efficiency Programs
Christopher T. Goff
So. Cal. Gas Co.
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2012-03-15
California's Deployment of Low Carbon Fuels
C. Scott Miller
President, Miller De Wulf
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2012-01-11
Annual POWER LUNCH: Two Hours of Power
Marjorie Schmidt-Pines, SoCalGas / Sempra
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2012-01-11
Annual POWER LUNCH: Two Hours of Power
Danielle Schofield, So. Cal. Edison
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2011-12-08
Facilities Energy, Finance and Environmental Leadership
Matthew Berbée
California Institute of Technology
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2011-10-13
Funding Energy Efficiency Projects: Innovative Solutions & Sources
Frank Visciano, Metrus Energy
Business Development Director
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2011-06-16
SCAQMD Fleet Rules
Dean Saito, SCAQMD
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2011-04-14
On-Demand Modular Steam Systems
Jason Smith, LEED A.P., Miura Boiler
Energy & Environmental Specialist
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2011-01-13
Power Luncheon: Natural Gas Market Outlook - 2011
Marjorie Schmidt-Pines, So. Cal. Gas Co. / SDG&E
Principal Regulatory Economic Advisor
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2011-01-13
Power Luncheon: Clean Energy Future
Danielle Schofield, Southern California Edison
Business Customer Division
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2010-12-09
Smart Water Management Solutions
Charles Zahar
Hydropoint Data Systesm
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