Nestor Martinez

Vice President, Engineering and Technical Services, Transmission and Distribution

Nestor Martinez is responsible for overseeing the planning, engineering and design of Southern California Edison’s (SCE) transmission and distribution (T&D) systems.  He also directs the organization’s efforts to provide studies for new contracts for interconnection, transmission, or distribution service for both generation and load projects. He also participates in transmission regulatory policy and rulemaking.

Martinez joined SCE in 2006 and held positions including Director of Northwest Distribution, Construction & Maintenance, Director, Central Design and Field Accounting, Region Manager, Desert Region, Business Advisor ERP R/3 and Manager, Special Projects.

As director of Distribution Construction and Maintenance (DC&M) for the Northwest Division, he was responsible for all Distribution field work in approximately half of the SCE service territory. Prior to that, he was the director of Central Design and Field Accounting for T&D. In the regional role, Martinez was responsible for the distribution planning, scheduling, construction and maintenance within the Desert Region which includes Victorville, Foothill, Redlands, and Palm Springs Service Centers. As a Business Advisor for the ERP R/3 (R3) he was responsible for the implementation of the R3 project impacting over 2,000 employees within DC&M. In Special Projects he reported to the Vice President, Power Delivery and was responsible for key strategic and operational projects for that organization. Martinez represented Power Delivery as the primary witness for DC&M in the 2012 General Rate Case.

Prior to joining SCE, Martinez worked for over 25 years in various subsidiaries of TECO Energy (TECO) based in Tampa, Florida. Martinez held various transmission and distribution leadership positions at Tampa Electric Co. including engineering management staff and operational roles. In the unregulated business at TECO Power Services, Martinez held various senior leadership positions with responsibilities for domestic and international business development and acquisitions, interconnection of domestic and international merchant power plants, energy trading and merchant power plant commercial oversight. Martinez also served on the Board of Directors of Empresa Electrica de Guatemala, the largest electric distribution utility in Central America.

Martinez earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering (Electrical) from the University of South Florida and is a Registered Professional Engineer in the State of Florida.