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Webinar: Green Cities and Energy Systems Integration
May 28 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT
- Lauren Faber O’Connor, Chief Sustainability Officer, City of Los Angeles – “The Future Outlook for Green Cities”
- Yongning Chi, Chief Engineer of Renewable Energy Center, CEPRI, China – “The Role of MVDC and LVDC Networks in Green Cities”
- Brian Motherway, Head, Energy Efficiency Division, IEA – “Energy Efficiency and Green Cities”
Webinar Abstract: With the increasing focus of public policy initiatives globally on decarbonization of the energy system, and the increased interest of cities and municipalities in supporting this initiative, ESIG will explore several aspects of this topic through a webinar on Green Cities and Energy System Integration. Renewable energy will play a critical role in the decarbonization of cities, through energy efficiency, the direct use of renewable electricity, and the electrification of fuel and heat vectors. This will not only power the city, but allow for the decarbonization of transportation, buildings and industry as well. Over 150 US cities and many more around the world have committed to a goal of 100% clean energy by 2050 or before. This webinar will offer a preview of an ESIG Green Cities and Energy Systems Integration international workshop planned to be held in Suzhou, China in 2021.
About the Speakers:
Lauren Faber O’Connor is the Chief Sustainability Officer for the City of Los Angeles. In her role she is driving the implementation of Mayor Garcetti’s newly released LA’s Green New Deal, a global model for local action to confront the climate crisis. L.A.’s Green New Deal is guided by four key principles: a commitment to uphold the Paris Climate Agreement; a promise to deliver environmental justice and equity; a plan to ensure every Angeleno has the ability to join the green economy; and a determination to lead by example within City government. To deliver accelerated leadership on sustainability, Lauren also builds collaboration including through Climate Mayors, a coalition chaired by Mayor Garcetti of over 400 US Mayors committed to US leadership on climate change and C40, an international network of cities raising the bar on climate action.
Dr. Chi Yongning is the Chief Engineer of renewable energy research Center of CEPRI (China Electric Power Research Institute), and serve as the secretary of IEC TC 8/SC 8A “Grid Integration of renewable energy generation” since year 2014. He is the expert member of IEA GIVAR Advisory Group, and also a member of CIGRE and IEEE. His research interests includes modeling, control and integration analysis of renewable energy generation. He was responsible for formulating the Chinese connection code for wind power and PV, and led several national level research projects with regard to renewable energy grid integration, offshore wind integration and system analysis considering large RE integration. He was honored with the UVIG Achievement Award in 2016, the ESIG Excellence Award in 2019 respectively.
Dr Brian Motherway is Head of Energy Efficiency at the International Energy Agency. He leads the IEA’s global analysis and best practice programmes on energy efficiency, supporting governments to implement the best policies to deliver social, economic and environmental benefits. Prior to joining the IEA, Brian was Chief Executive of the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland.
Moderator: Mark O’Malley, NREL/UC Dublin
Registration Cost: FREE