IEEE Green Energy and Smart Systems Conference
Long Beach, CA, November 5-6, 2018


Nov. 7, 2017, Full day, at ECS 312, California State University, Long Beach

Green Energy and Power Systems: Choice, Change, Challenge, and Opportunity

Presentation Slides: Federal Incentives Tax Implications 10.31.2017

9:00 AM9:40 AMMs. Kathy ParkerCPAMST
9:40 AM10:20 AMDr. Hui YuanPower System EngineerSouthern California Edison (SCE)
10:20 AM10:50 AMBreak
10:50 AM11:30 AMDr. Abas GoodarziPresident, CEOUS Hybrid Corporation
11:30 AM12:00 PMNoon time Tour:
The College of Engineering History Wall
12:00 PM12:30 PMLunch
12:30 PM1:00 PMLunch Talk
Dr. Masoud Honarvar Nazari
California State University, Long Beach
1:00 PM3:00 PMPanel Presentation and Discussion on Sustainable Ports, Community Impacts & Opportunities
Panelists:Mr. Matthew ArmsAssistant Director,
Environmental Planning
Port of Long Beach
Mr. Jacob GoldbergEnvironmental Specialist,
Environmental Management Division
Port of Los Angeles
Ms. Emily Bjorklund DrakeDirector,
Energize California Program
Los Angeles County


Dr. Abas Goodarzi, President, CEO, US Hybrid Corporation

Title: Fuel Cell engine, Enabling Zero Emission Good’s movement


For the movement towards zero emission freight to materialize, as mandated by the Clean Air Action Plan created for the San Pedro Bay Ports, a variety of new technologies will need to be commercialized. Hydrogen fuel cell technologies and engines is the most efficient engine with zero emission solution to address high-polluting heavy and medium duty on-road and off-road freight vehicles.

Hydrogen technology and product developers can utilize and leverage their experience gained from fuel cell passenger vehicles and transit buses to commercialize the zero emission fuel cell trucks.

Education and training engineers and technicians for fuel cell engines, truck service and maintenance and hydrogen fueling infrastructure is a growing technical and business case and opportunities for colleges and universities requiring curriculums to be developed.


Dr. Goodarzi is the founder and President of US Hybrid and US FuelCell Corporation and President of Magmotor Technologies. With over thirty years of EV and HEV experience, he currently directs Technology and Product Development at US Hybrid with a focus on electric and hybrid powertrain design and manufacturing for medium and heavy duty commercial and military vehicles and fuel cell engine systems and at US FuelCell (former UTC Power, PEM Transportation division) for the development and production of Fuel Cell engine (powerplant) system for Medium duty and heavy duty vehicles.

Dr. Goodarzi’ key areas of experience and expertise are Electric Powertrain including power Converters, Motors and Controllers, Energy Management Systems and Vehicle System Controls. He holds Doctoral and Master’s Degrees from University of Missouri, Columbia in Power Electronics and a Bachelor’s Degree from California State University Sacramento in Power Systems. He has been a registered Professional Engineer since 1985. Dr. Goodarzi has published noted articles, patents and has received various professional awards.


Ms. Kathy L. Parker, CPA, MST

Title: What’s New in the Tax Laws For The Green Energy Space? Incentives, Rebates and Opportunities


Kathy Parker, CPA, MST, a Partner at Rodman CPAs of Waltham, MA, and an active leader of the “Green Team”,  the firm’s specialty practice in renewable energy and cleantech, would like to provide your organization with an informational and entertaining presentation about this topic.


Kathy is passionate about renewable energy and contributing to the health and sustainability of this industry. She has devoted the last several years to helping Solar PV companies qualify for government grants, subsidies and tax incentives. She also helped these corporations and partnerships to structure themselves in ways that would optimize their chances of success. In addition, Kathy has authored numerous articles on energy tax credits, 1603 grant qualification and reporting, and the optimization of QuickBooks for green energy accounting. She holds an accounting degree from the University of Texas at Austin, and a Master’s in Taxation from Bentley University.


Dr. Hui Yuan, Power System Engineer, Southern California Edison (SCE)

Title: Green Energy and Power Systems: Choice, Change, Challenge, and Opportunity


As of August 2017, 195 UNFCCC (United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change) members have signed Paris climate agreement, 160 of which have ratified it. Although on June 1, 2017, United States President Donald Trump announced that the U.S. would cease all participation in the 2015 Paris Agreement on climate change mitigation. A dozen states and Puerto Rico have formed the U.S. Climate Alliance and committed to reducing emissions 26%~28% from 2005 levels.

The transition to a greener and more flexible energy and power system requires a new portfolio of technologies and methodologies. This presentation examines the challenges and opportunities that are driving changes to the energy and power system and the system’s research and development needs.


Dr. Hui Yuan is a power system engineer who works with Southern California Edison (SCE) to lead the Distribution Management System Advanced Applications Software team. Before joining SCE, he worked with California ISO to design and support its wholesale electricity market system. Dr. Yuan is an IEEE senior member, a member of IEEE smart grid operations committee, and IEEE smart grid education committee. Dr. Yuan earned his Ph.D from Washington State University, master from North China Electric Power University, and bachelor from Fuzhou University, all in electrical engineering.

Lunch Speaker (12:30-1:00 PM)

Dr. Masoud Honarvar Nazari, Electrical Engineering Department, CSULB

Title: Internet of Things and Ubiquities Sensing and Control in Building Energy Management


Universities, Colleges, and K-12 Schools are among California’s largest consumers of electricity. Ratepayers will benefit from better load shaping on the grid, which forestalls the need for expensive upgrades. In this seminar, I will discuss our recent project, funded by California Energy Commission, to perform a large-scale demonstration and extensive assessment of an innovative pre-commercial energy management system based on internet of things (IoT) and ubiquitous sensing and control, in the Engineering and Computer Science (ECS) building, at California State University, Long Beach (CSULB). Our goal is to achieve more than 20% yearly energy savings by optimizing load operation, load leveling, and shaving peak power demand. In addition, the proposed technologies will be integrated with system-level approaches to provide automated demand side management in the targeted building.


Masoud Nazari is an Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering at California State University, Long Beach (CSULB). His background is in power systems and smart grid. Prior to joining CSULB, he was a Post-Doctoral Fellow in Electrical Energy at the Georgia Institute of Technology. He received his PhD from Carnegie Mellon University in 2012. He was also a visiting PhD student at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2010. Dr. Nazari has over thirty publications in the areas of smart gird and power systems. He received the best paper award in North American Power Symposium 2017.  Dr. Nazari leads a recently funded $2.5M demonstration project by California Energy Commission.

ECS Building 33.7836144,-118.1103435