Board of Directors

Mark Martinez

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.



Mary Ann Piette, Vice-Chairman

Mary Ann Piette is a Staff Scientist and Director of the Building Technology and Urban Systems Division at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. She oversees LBNL’s building energy research activities with the US Department of Energy and many other R&D sponsors.  She is also the Director of the Demand Response Research Center that evaluates and develops new technology to improve the capability of demand responsive end-use loads. Mary Ann is lead PI on the automated demand response technology known as OpenADR which is in used in over 10 countries around the world. OpenADR is the most prominent open standard for communication between electricity providers and customers. It has been used over 5000 customers in homes, large buildings, and industrial facilities. Mary Ann conducts research related to demand-response load control, open standards, building energy use, sensors, controls, information systems, and fault diagnostics, simulation, and end-use analysis. She has authored over 170 papers on efficiency and demand response.  Mary Ann has worked at LBNL since 1983 and has an MS in Mechanical Engineering from UC Berkeley and a Licentiate in Building Services Engineering from the Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden.





Albert Chiu, Secretary/Treasurer

Albert Chiu is a Lead Product Manager in the Integrated Demand Side Management (IDSM) Department at Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E). In his 12 years in IDSM, he has developed and implemented residential, 3rd party, low income, commercial and local government energy efficiency and demand response programs for utility customers. He is the lead of the DR Technology and Solutions Team in the Demand Response Emerging Market Department at PG&E and his team is also responsible for all Auto DR/PLS technologies development and implementation. At PG&E, he focuses on how to utilize the new technologies to integrated DR with CA electric Wholesale Market and addressing Intermittent Renewable Resource challenges.

Albert chairs the OpenADR Task Force within the Utility Communication Architect Internal User Group (UCAIug) and serves at the OpenADR Alliance board of directors. He also participates in the NIST National Smart Grid activities such as Priority Action Plan 3, 4 and 9. He is in multiple Technical Advisor Groups with CA universities and national labs.




Sunil Goyal

Sunil is an Advance project leader at Ford Motor Company with over 20 years of experience in software delivery and business process improvement.  Since 2018, Sunil has been engaged in the development of the technical strategy for OVGIP (Open Vehicle Grid Integration Platform), which will enable smooth and easy integration of OEM and utilities. Sunil is responsible for leading advanced pilot planning for Grid Services and Energy Services. This includes the development of new business partnerships as well as defining platform opportunities that can improve business efficiency and effectiveness with our external partners. He currently working in Ford's energy service team in model e and focusing on developing in-house capabilities of manage charging using telematics.



Geoff Wickes

Geoff’s career spans the fields of instrumentation, controls, manufacturing, construction, information technology corporate energy management and Utility Market transformation programs. During his professional development, he has been integral in three high tech start-up companies, and has a strong foundation in applied business practices, project management, talent development and operational management. Energy Efficiency and Market Transformation has been his calling since he obtained his LEED 2.0-accredited professional designation in 2004.
He has a strong interest and desire to make a difference in the field of energy efficiency and demand response. Current focus of work is Heat Pump Water Heaters both unitary and central systems along with the connected element for demand response, load shifting and the integration of renewables (CTA 2045 / EcoPort specifically).