Paul De Martini
Senior Fellow
Paul is the technical lead for all MTS programs having developed the original framework for MTS in partnership with Caltech. He brings successful experience in transforming utility operations, building successful energy services firms and growing technology ventures globally. Paul’s work has consistently been recognized by industry including several awards for innovation and industry leadership from DoE, EPRI and several leading trade publications. He has spoken and written extensively on development of an integrated grid, with a focus on distributed energy resource technologies and related business strategies and policy considerations.

Paul was Chief Technology & Strategy Officer for Cisco’s global Energy Networks business unit and previously VP, Advanced Technology at Southern California Edison where he led SCE’s $2 billion grid modernization, energy storage and transportation electrification efforts. Prior to SCE, he led ICF International’s Energy Strategy consulting practice. Earlier, he led market development at three leading competitive wholesale and retail energy services firms. He began his career at PG&E in transmission and distribution operations, engineering and construction, and wholesale markets. Paul is an industry advisor to Chrysalix Energy Venture Capital and several prominent cleantech start-ups. Paul is a visiting scholar at the Resnick Sustainability Institute at the California Institute of Technology. He holds an MBA from the University of Southern California and a BS from the University of San Francisco. He is an emeritus member of DOE’s Gridwise Architecture Council and senior member of IEEE.

Back to Staff