Mark Martinez

Mark Martinez

Southern California Edison

    Mark is a senior program manager for Southern California Edison, with over 25 years’ experience in the design and management of electric demand side management programs. He currently is in the policy and guidance lead for SCE’s demand response (DR) Emerging Markets and Technology suite of pilots and programs that include load management, storage, water-energy nexus (WEN) and integrated distributed energy resources (IDER). Previously, Mark was the senior policy advisor for the Strategy and Compliance group as the statewide lead for the Integrated Demand Side Management (IDSM) task force and the lead compliance manager for the current DR, WEN, and IDER proceedings. He is now coordinating SCE’s Emerging Products strategy and program policy engagement, working with regulators, market innovators, and state and local agencies to enhance IDSM software and technologies that can support SCEs Grid Modernization efforts to enable customer choice and reduce costs while increasing reliability.

    All Sessions by Mark Martinez

    Day 1 (virtual) August 27, 2024
    10:45 am - 12:00 pm

    Grid-Interactive Efficient Buildings as a Utility Resource

    Electrification of the built environment will place unprecedented requirements on the nation’s electric utility system. That same system is simultaneously working to reduce, then eliminate, fossil fuels from its supply mix. The built environment offers a critical success path for utilities by incorporating demand flexibility strategies such as grid-interactive efficient buildings (GEBs). This panel brings together leading voices from utilities and national laboratories on how the new utility-customer relationship is evolving and how the built environment holds the key to utility system reliability and adequacy in the age of decarbonization.