Vice-President and Manager with AES Southland
Stephen O’Kane is a Vice-President and manager with AES Southland, a subsidiary of the global energy company, the AES Corporation. As the Manager of Sustainability and Compliance for AES Southland, Stephen supports the business development and construction teams progressing renewable, natural gas and battery energy storage power projects across the western United States. He is responsible for ensuring sustainable and compliant construction of the $2.3 billion Southland Development project in Southern California, which includes the modernization of the AES Alamitos plant in Long Beach and AES Huntington Beach in Orange County. Stephen manages the government affairs and stakeholder engagement in California and is the senior environmental and regulatory compliance manager for AES’ California operations. He is also a member of the Board of Directors for the Rio Hondo, Greater Long Beach and South-bay Chapter of the American Red Cross. Originally from Canada, Stephen holds a Bachelor and Master of Science Degree from the University of British Columbia and is a resident of Long Beach. Stephen has been AES’ representative for the Los Angeles Business Federation since becoming a member in 2013.