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IEEE PES L.A. Metro Chapter

Tuesday, February 25, 2014 from 11:15 AM to 1:00 PM (PST)


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“AB2514 – California’s Upcoming 1.35 GW Multi-Billion Dollar Investment in Energy Storage”

The presentation will discuss the California PUC’s recent policy decision that established a 1.35 GW Energy Storage procurement target for the State’s three Investor Owned Utilities. The presentation will outline the underlying AB2514 legislation and resulting CPUC Decision that has set a procurement target for additional advanced energy storage. The presentation will also provide an overview of the expanding range of grid storage technology options that will serve this new multi-$billion grid investment, and recent grid storage project experience with these technologies. The presentation will conclude by outlining key motivators for State policy makers taking action to

expand consideration and use of grid energy storage, including, integration of more renewble resources to meet the State’s aggresive RPS targets, managing increased load variability and volatility (i.e. managing the CAISO “Duck Curve”), and responding to major changes in California’s mix of conventional resources (i.e. mitigating SONGS shut down).


About our Speaker- Charlie Vartanian is Marketing Director for UniEnergy Technologies (UET), a manufacturer of advanced vanadium flow battery systems for grid-scale applications. Charlie has over 25 years of power industry experience including marketing advanced energy systems, leading and performing electric system planning studies, and contributing to technical standards development. At UET, Charlie focusses on matching client goals and market requirements with UET’s novel solutions. While at DNV KEMA, Charlie led the team that performed Cost Effectivess analysis for the CPUC AB2514 Energy Storage proceeding. And, at SCE Charlie proposed the succesfully deployed 1 MW NaS battery now operated by SCE for power system support on Catalina Island. Previous employers have included DNV KEMA, A123 Systems, Southern California Edison, the California Energy Commission, Enron Energy Services, and the U.S. Navy Civil Engineer Corps. Charlie received his MSEE from USC, and his BSEE from Cal Poly Pomona. Charlie is a licensed Professional Engineer in California, and is a senior member of the IEEE.

Location: Luminarias Restaurant

3500 Ramona Blvd. Monterey Park, CA

(323) 268-4177

On the Monterey Park Golf Course Grounds

When:  February 25, 2014   

11:15am          Social and Registration

11:30am          Lunch

11:50am          Open Meeting & Welcome

11:55am          PES Officer Elections

12:00pm          Speaker Presentation

1:00pm            Adjourn  

Registration: Make your advance reservation by 2pm on February 21, 2014.

IEEE Members $20.00

Non-IEEE Members $30.00, All Students $15.00.

Payment will be taken at the door by check or cash only. No Charge Cards will be taken at the door. Advance credit card payment can be made at the web site shown below. After lunch, attendance for the presentation is free.

Make your reservation and optional pre-payment at the following website


Registration questions? Please email Erfan BabazadehAsbagh at

Other questions? Please email Jason Rondou at

2014 IEEE LA Metro Section PES Chapter Officers

Chair – Jason Rondou, P.E.


Vice Chair – Henry Khoo, P.E.


Treasurer – Erfan BabazadehAsbagh, P.E.


Secretary – Don Laird, P.E.


Past Chair – Charles Vartanian, P.E.        


Membership Coordinator – John McAbee


Education – Larry Dalton


Standards – Matthew Collins, P.E.



Have questions about feb-2014-ieee-pes-la-metro? Contact IEEE PES L.A. Metro Chapter

When & Where

IEEE PES L.A. Metro Chapter, February 25, 2014 Meeting
3500 West Ramona Boulevard
Monterey Park, CA 91754

Tuesday, February 25, 2014 from 11:15 AM to 1:00 PM (PST)

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