Workshop and Tour Info

SusTech 2018 Workshops and Tour Events

Haynes Power Plant Tours / IOT Workshop / Smart Grid Standards Workshop

Haynes Power Plant Long Beach Tours

Date/Time: Sunday, Nov. 11, 12pm-2pm and 2:30pm-4:30pm
Cost: $20 (FREE for registered SusTech attendees with promocode)
Registration: Get promocode when registering for SusTech. Use promocode with Tour registration here.
Logistics: Tour leaves from the Best Western Golden Sails.

Tour of the Haynes Power Plant Long Beach for 20 to 30 people each tour (One at 12pm-2pm and one at 2:30pm-4:30pm).  Transportation from the Best Western Golden Sails will be provided.

Contact information on-site will be provided about 30 days out. Note: There will be some dress code conditions for safety reasons.


Hands-on Workshop: IoT of Facility Electrical Devices for Sustainability

Date/Time: Monday Nov. 12, 1:30PM-5:30PM
Cost: See registration page


NOTE: This workshop is on Monday afternoon

This workshop provides a hands-on experience to the participants on connecting a few electrical IoT devices (meters/circuit breaker trip units etc.) to a Schneider Electric EcoStruxure Power Monitoring Expert System.  The information from the devices is displayed on the software system screens for user analysis.  The internet-enabled system allows visibility of information anywhere on the network.  The facility engineers use this information for troubleshooting, improving system reliability; and development of energy saving strategies.  The information from the system assists in the LEED compliance and sustainability initiatives of the facilities.

Learn About the components of the monitoring system
Metering product
Communication devices
Software System
Serve Requirements
Cyber security

Learn how a Monitoring system can help you achieve your Sustainability and Reliability goals (ISO 50001 )

Reports (Create benchmark, evaluate performance against bench mark, ….)
Real-time Diagrams
Power Quality issues and Capture
Power Quality Mitigating Products


Shahin Rokni & Sepehr Zarrabi, Schneider Electric

Ms. Shahin Rokni is a Business Development Specialist at Schneider Electric, working for the Power Solutions organization. She has worked at different capacities for Square D by Schneider Electric from electrical distribution product design to power monitoring control system design. She designs and promotes solutions and services for energy monitoring, power monitoring and power reliability. These solutions include power monitoring control system (PMCS), power quality mitigation, load shed / load preservation systems, and microgrid, battery energy storage systems.

Shahin received her Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Oklahoma State University and has worked in this industry for 28 years.




Sepehr Zarrabi is a Solution Engineer at Schneider Electric, working for the Power Solutions team. He designs and promotes solutions and services for energy monitoring, energy reliability, and energy efficiency. These solutions include enterprise-level energy management information systems (EMIS), PLC automation and controls, load preservation systems, Microgrid, Battery Energy Storage Systems.

Sepehr received his Masters of Electrical & Computer Engineering from University of Victoria and his B.Eng. from University of British Columbia.  He has been working in this industry for 17 years.




IEEE Smart Grid Standards Update

Date/Time: Sunday 1:00pm-4:00pm
Cost: See registration page


This workshop describes an overall concept of the Smart Grid and the standards that are currently applicable to the smart grid.  There are over 100 IEEE standards relevant to smart grid, including more than 20 IEEE standards named in the NIST framework and roadmap for Smart Grid interoperability standards.  These standards explains a high-level reference model for the Smart Grid. Some of these standards, identifies some existing standards that can be used now to support the smart grid design and development.  In this workshop some concepts of major components that play a major role in a successful implementation of a smart grid are introduced such as: AMI, SCADA, GIS, GPS, AVL, CIS, etc.  In addition, some important topics in smart grid will be discussed such as: The current condition of power grid, Sensing and Measurement, Cyber Security, Components and Subsystems, Interfaces and Decision Support tools.

Sean Monemi, Ph.D., California State Polytechnic University (Cal Poly Pomona)

Sean Monemi is a Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering and founder of Smart Grid Laboratory at California State Polytechnic University (Cal Poly Pomona).  He has over 20 years of academic experience and formerly served as the Department Chair, Associate Chair for Graduate Program, and Graduate Program Coordinator.  Prior to Cal Poly Pomona, he served as a faculty member, senior research associate and research scientist at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee.

Dr. Monemi has over 15 years of industrial experience and practiced engineering profession as an electrical engineer for Litton Industries in Atlanta, Georgia. His professional experience includes working as a lead senior engineer and supervisor in one of the largest electric utility company distribution of Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA/NES) in Nashville, Tennessee.

Dr. Monemi’s research areas covers: Smart Grid Technologies, Renewable Energy, Model Integrated Computing, Simulation and Diagnostics of Power Grid, and Fault Management Analysis in Power Systems. He has received several research grants to support his research work from: Department Of Energy (DOE), National Science Foundation (NSF), NASA, Microsoft, ETAP, SKM and JWEMC.  He has several publications and he is a member of IEEE, ASEE, ASME, Tau Beta Pi, and Sigma Xi.

Dr. Monemi received his Ph.D. and M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Vanderbilt University and his B.S in Electrical Engineering from Alabama A&M University.





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