ULI Orange County/Inland Empire: Orange County Power Service Availability Townhall


2023-03-21T09:00:00 - 2023-03-21T10:00:00

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    This free and open town hall will provide an overview of how to work with Southern California Edison (SCE) to ensure power service for your real estate development, with a Q&A session at the end. Topics to be covered will include: SCE System Planning Process, Local Planning Process, New Development Planning Process, Partnership & Rebate Opportunities, Open Q&A.  


    Martin Rodriguez, Senior Planning Specialist
    Martin Rodriguez is Sr. Planning Specialist for Saddleback Local Planning, Irvine. Martin has been with Southern California Edison for over 15 years. He has held various positions in different departments such as New Development Planning and Distribution Operations. With New Development Planning, he worked with large residential tract developers. In Distribution Operations he focused on construction activities, developing, and implementing strategies to execute work on time. For Local Planning he supports residential and large commercials customer with their power needs. Currently, to further his career, he has taken a developmental opportunity and has assumed the role of a Planning Manager.
    Tracey Bass, New Development Project Manager
    Tracey is a Project Manager at Southern California Edison, focused on New Development. She partners with residential and commercial builders/consultants to bring large-scale projects to the grid which is vital to maintaining one of California’s most important economic engines. She has been with SCE over 25 years and has managed construction projects for over 18 years.
    Jomarie Manansala, Engineering Manager
    Jomarie is an Engineering Manager at Southern California Edison, focused on leading Southern Distribution System Planning group. Jomarie’s team is in charge of performing technical analysis to safely and reliability plan for the expansion of the Southern California Edison (SCE) electric distribution grid in order to serve the growth of electric customer demands while ensuring California’s climate goals are met. She received a bachelor’s degree in Math and master’s in Electrical Engineering from California State University, Los Angeles.
    Tod Sword, Economic Development Advisor
    Tod Sword is Southern California Edison’s (SCE) Economic Development Services Advisor covering Orange County, South Bay, Westside, and Gateway Cities of Los Angeles County. Tod joined SCE in November 2004. Tod specializes in attracting, retaining and growing businesses in SCE’s territory by helping companies access economic development incentives and resources to remain competitive in the global economy. In 2018, with a goal to attract and expand data center customers in Southern California, Tod developed SCE’s GIS Power Site Search Tool to direct large energy users to power ready and SCE fiber ready sites. Tod began his career in economic development with the United States Peace Corps as a volunteer for the business development program in Bulgaria. Tod also served as Sr. Business Assistance Manager at the LAEDC for seven years prior to joining SCE. Tod received his Master’s Degree of Business Administration from the University of Kentucky with a concentration in Marketing, Finance and International Business. He also received a Bachelors of Science degree in Economics from the University of California, Irvine.