Principal, RMS Energy Consulting
Martin has been actively supporting California's utilities in the demand side management arena since 2004. Prior to the birth of CalTF, he co-led a coalition of regulating bodies, including the CPUC’s Energy Division, statewide investor-owned utilities (IOU), and other relevant industry stakeholders to address issues relating to workpapers and ex ante reporting. Before co-founding RMS Energy Consulting, Martin was responsible for helping SCE successfully implement a cost-effective energy efficiency portfolio through the development of numerous engineering workpapers and customized energy savings estimates.
Martin is currently involved with assessing and transitioning new and emerging technologies into the mainstream rebate and incentive programs. He also leads the development of building and appliance codes and standards enhancement studies to support both legislative and shareholder earning goals. With the increase of renewable energy and water use, Martin is involved with identifying innovative strategies to support regional electric reliability through development of “preferred” distributed energy resources (DER) for water and wastewater utility customers. Through this cutting-edge work, Martin will help IOUs mitigate risks of over-generation and expand Water-Energy Pilot Partnership opportunities with its customers.
Martin received his Bachelor’s degree in Electronics and Computer Engineering Technology and his Master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA) from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. He also obtained his Project Management Professional (PMP) certification from the University of California, Irvine and received his Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree from Trinity Law School. Martin is a Certified Water Efficiency Professional (CWEP) and is currently studying to become a registered patent attorney.