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LMU Conference for Electrical Engineering and Green Energy

The LMU Conference for Electrical Engineering and Green Energy focuses on policies and effective best practices for decarbonization, as well as showcasing industry leaders in green energy and technology. The event brings together students, business leaders, industry professionals, academics, policymakers, and members of the community to discuss strategies for addressing climate change and advancing green energy initiatives.

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The 2024 LMU Conference for Electrical Engineering and Green Energy is hosted in partnership with the 7th International Conference for Electrical Engineering and Green Energy. This year's theme centers around engaging citizens in large metropolitan areas in sustainability efforts and exploring innovative solutions to climate change. 

Friday, June 28, 2024
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Hilton 100 Auditorium
Loyola Marymount University
1 LMU Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90045

This conference aligns with LMU's active participation in the Laudato Si’ Action Platform, reinforcing the university's commitment to sustainability and climate action. By hosting this event, LMU takes a prominent role in the climate dialogue among citizens and local government in Los Angeles, fostering collaborative efforts to address environmental challenges.

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Panel Discussions

Green Energy & De-Carbonization Policies in Large Metropolitan Areas: Increasing Participation from Citizens

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  • Steve Baule, Executive Officer, Office of Energy & Water, Los Angeles Mayor Karen Bass
  • Dr. Jo Tavares, Director, California Center for Climate Change Education
  • Anthony Brower, FAIA, LEED Fellow, Gensler | Global Director, Climate Action & Sustainability

  • Jason Rondou, Chief of Staff, Los Angeles Department of Water and Power

Moderator: John Vause, Anchor, CNN Newsroom

New Products, Renewable Energy Storage, and Green Technologies in Industry

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  • Edan Simpson, Director, Business Developments, Siemens
  • Mayte Sanchez, Sr. Energy Director, LA Clean Tech Incubator
  • Dr. Igor Mogilevsky, Solis Corporation USA
  • Dr. Zhehan Yi, Director of Utility and ESS Product Solutions, Chint Power Systems America, USA

Moderator: Makeeta Birdsong, Training Manager, USGBC-CA

Program Schedule

8:30 - 9 a.m. Registration and Networking
9 - 9:15 a.m. Opening Remarks
Dr. Nazmul Ula, Associate Dean, LMU Seaver College of Science and Engineering
9:15 - 10 a.m. Opening Keynote: "Climate Call to Action: A Practical and Pragmatic Approach"
John Vause, Anchor, CNN Newsroom
10 - 10:30 a.m. Presentation: "The Electric Grid Transformation and Its Challenges"
Mark Padilla, Project Manager, LADWP
10:30 - 10:45 Coffee Break
10:45 - 11:15 a.m. Presentation: "System Integration and Coordination of Stakeholders in Green Energy"
Dr. Yueyue Fan, Professor, UC Davis
11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Panel Discussion: "Green Energy & De-Carbonization Policies in Large Metropolitan Areas: Increasing Participation from Citizens"
Moderator: John Vause
12:15 - 1:15 pm. Lunch
1:15 - 2 p.m. Green LMU Roundtable: "Collaborative Innovations: The Laudato Si' Action Platform and the Role of Higher Educational Institutions in Advancing Climate Solutions through Adoption of Green Technologies and Policies."
Moderator: John Sebastian, Vice President for Mission and Ministry, LMU
2 - 3 p.m. Panel Discussion and Industry Showcase: Feature and Discussion on New Products, Renewable Energy Storage, and Green Technologies in Industry
3 - 3:15 p.m. Coffee Break
3:15 - 4 p.m. Closing Keynote: "Shifting Mindsets: Sustainability as a Business Imperative (and Opportunity)"
Stacy Mahler, US Head of Sustainability at Siemens Smart Infrastructure, Siemens
4 - 4:10 p.m. Closing Remarks

Participating Companies and Organizations

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The participating companies and organizations represent a diverse array of sectors within the green energy and technology industries, showcasing their innovative solutions and commitment to sustainability. Their involvement underscores the importance of interdisciplinary approaches and the collective effort required to address the pressing challenges of climate change.

Thank you to Siemens, our main event sponsor, for their generous support in making the LMU Conference for Electrical Engineering and Green Energy possible.


A global leader in industrial automation and digitalization, Siemens is at the forefront of sustainable energy solutions and smart infrastructure development.


As a global news network, CNN provides extensive coverage on climate change and green energy topics, fostering greater public awareness and engagement.


A global architecture, design, and planning firm, Gensler emphasizes sustainable design practices and climate action in its projects worldwide.

California Center for Climate Change Education

This center is dedicated to educating and empowering individuals and communities to take proactive steps in combating climate change.

Office of Los Angeles Mayor Karen Bass

Representing the city’s commitment to sustainability and green energy initiatives, this office plays a pivotal role in local climate policies and citizen engagement.

Los Angeles Department of Water and Power

The largest municipal utility in the United States, LADWP provides reliable and sustainable water and power to the residents of Los Angeles.

LA Clean Tech Incubator

An innovation hub supporting the development of clean technologies and fostering entrepreneurship in the green energy sector.

Solis Corporation USA

A leading provider of renewable energy solutions, Solis Corporation specializes in solar power technologies and storage systems.

Chint Power Systems America, USA

Chint Power Systems focuses on delivering high-quality, efficient, and sustainable power solutions for a variety of applications.

Benefits for Attendees

  • Citizens of Large Metropolitan Areas: Gain increased knowledge about climate policies and learn practical steps to help reduce carbon emissions.
  • Students and Youth: Meet with companies leading in the green energy field, providing valuable networking opportunities and insights into future career paths.
  • Industry Professionals: Engage in interdisciplinary climate dialogue, meet peers, and explore innovative solutions and collaborations in the field of green energy.
  • Policymakers: Collaborate with industry leaders, academics, and community members to develop and refine policies that support sustainable development and effective decarbonization strategies.

Statement on Climate Urgency

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The urgency of addressing global climate issues has never been greater and despite current decarbonization efforts, we are rapidly falling behind on global climate goals. The challenges posed by climate change are not confined to any one region; they are truly global crises that demand immediate, coordinated action from all sectors of society. The LMU Conference for Electrical Engineering and Green Energy offers a critical platform for you to learn, engage, and take decisive steps toward mitigating climate change. Your involvement is vital in driving the collective effort required to tackle this pressing emergency. Join us in making a substantial impact and contributing towards a sustainable future.

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