Distinguished Energy Lecturer Series - Transforming the Grid into the EnerNet

Transforming the Grid into the EnerNet

Distinguished Lecturer Series

Featuring Paul De Martini

Vice President, Advanced Technology
Southern California Edison

Location: Engineering Hall Auditorium
Reception to follow in the Engineering Hall Colloquia Room #2430

Parking is available in the Anteater Parking Structure at the intersection of Anteater Drive and East Peltason, Irvine, California  92697. 

Please R.S.V.P. to Jana Santiago at js@apep.uci.edu with your name and affiliation by November 18, 2009, at 12:00 p.m.


The electric grid will be experiencing more change over the next decade than over the previous 100 years in terms of its use and composition. The convergence of innovation in both energy technologies and information technologies are enabling new sources of power and the integration of consumers and their devices. Several emerging technologies and applications, such as energy storage, have the potential to change fundamental operating paradigms on the grid. Consumers and their devices will increasingly become part of the network, not just as demand resources, but as dynamic agents on the grid contributing to the overall reliability and stability. The current national investments in measurement and control systems are an important foundation, however, much more is required in terms of R&D and capital investment to achieve California's vision of a cleaner, smarter energy future.

Mr. De Martini will discuss these topics and also provide an overview of Southern California Edison's Smart Grid 2020 Vision and development plan.

About the Speaker:
Paul De Martini is vice president of Advanced Technology in the Transmission & Distribution Business Unit of Southern California Edison (SCE). Advanced Technology is SCE's R&D organization responsible for SmartGrid development, which includes advanced grid technologies, electric transportation, smart metering and integration of energy smart consumer products.

Prior to joining SCE in 2002, De Martini held senior management positions with ICF Consulting, Sempra Energy, Coastal Corporation and PG&E Corporation.

De Martini is a member of the California Energy Commission’s PIER Advisory Board, EPRI’s Smart Grid Advisory Committee, the Utility Smart Grid Executives working group and co-chair of the Western Electric Industry R&D Collaborative.

De Martini earned an M.B.A. from the University of Southern California and a B.S. degree from the University of San Francisco. He also completed the technology management program at the California Institute of Technology. De Martini is currently a Fellow of the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.
Sponsored by: The Henry Samueli School of Engineering and the New Majority California Energy Task Force