2023 AEE Chapter Luncheon & Keynote Presentation

March 30 | Thursday | 12:00 - 1:30 pm

AEE’s Southern California Chapter invite you to this lunch meeting and keynote presentation.

Event, food and beverage is included with each paid 3-day conference registration. $20 for all others. Select this option when registering.

Keynote Speaker: Aaron Guthrey, Engineer, Los Angeles Department of Water and Power

Aaron Guthrey is an engineer at the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power in the Power System Planning Division within the Resource Planning and System Resiliency section. Aaron has a long history of technology development. He is a U.S. Air Force Space Command Veteran and worked for the Air Force Research Laboratory’s Space Test and Engineering Contract in the fields of experimental spacecraft operation and ground control system development. He also worked in the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory’s Renewable Energy Lab. In that role, he investigated designs for reducing wind farm radar cross sections and, in a joint program with General Motors, tested and developed prototypes of automotive fuel cells and associated hydrogen infrastructure.

Green Hydrogen for Powering Los Angeles

LADWP presents an overview on the potential for green hydrogen to decarbonize its local power generation fleet in Los Angeles, a critical initiative in order to maintain a reliable and resilient grid. Emerging technologies, an evolving policy and regulatory landscape in support of a clean-energy economy, and multi-sectoral demand for renewable fuels present an transformative opportunity to enable a 100% carbon-free power sector. However, significant cross-cutting challenges remain in making the transition to hydrogen-fueled power generation possible. LADWP provides an overview on these challenges along with the overarching high-potential benefits green hydrogen offers.