Professor Paul De Martini

Paul De Martini

Adjunct Professor

Part-Time Faculty


Paul De Martini is a leading expert on the business, policy and technology dimensions of a more distributed power system. His work draws upon a unique set of successful executive experiences in transforming utility operations, building successful competitive energy services firms and growing technology ventures. His extensive writings and consulting work have influenced industry transformation efforts in Australia, Canada, and across the US. Paul is also currently a visiting scholar at the California Institute of Technology and was the 2016 Crazier Practitioner-in-residence at the Pardee RAND Graduate School.


  • Energy Industry Business Strategy
  • Electric Policy and Regulation
  • Integrated Grid Planning
  • Grid Modernization

Research Areas

  • Distributed Energy Markets
  • Network Economics
  • Grid Architecture


  • MBA, University of Southern California
  • BS, Applied Economics, University of San Francisco

Additional Information


  • Managing Partner, Newport Consulting
  • CTO, Energy Internet of Things, Cisco Systems
  • Vice President, Advanced Technology, Southern California Edison