Scott Martin is a seasoned utility industry expert and currently serves as SMUD’s Chief Strategy Officer. Scott is responsible for looking holistically at all strategies across SMUD and prioritizing efforts to achieve SMUD’s ambitious goal of eliminating all carbon emissions from its power supply by 2030. He’s also responsible for resource planning, rates and pricing strategies and new business strategies. He leads the teams responsible for establishing and meeting SMUD’s long-term goals for carbon reduction, renewable energy and distributed resources while maintaining power system reliability and affordable rates.
Scott has been with SMUD for 21 years. His most recent accomplishments include leading the development of SMUD’s 2030 Zero Carbon Plan, which is the most ambitious carbon reduction plan of any large utility in the United States. Prior to being promoted to Chief Strategy Officer, Scott was SMUD’s director of Resource Strategy and New Business Development. He’s held a variety of senior leadership positions at SMUD with responsibility for natural gas short- and long-term commodity trading, retail pricing, customer programs, price risk management, resource development and strategic planning.
Scott holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics from the University of California, Berkeley and a Master of Arts Degree in Economics from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.