Brent Nelson

Senior Energy Consultant
Ascend Analytics

Areas of Expertise:

Clean Energy, Demand Side Management, Energy Economics, Energy Efficiency, Power Sector, R&D, Regulation, Renewables, Smart Grid

Additional Areas of Expertise:

Demand Side Management; energy systems analysis

Brent Nelson is a Senior Energy Analyst at Ascend Analytics, working with utilities on power system resource planning. He was formerly an Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Northern Arizona University, with a focus on renewable energy adn energy systems analysis. He also spent two years at the US Department of Energy as a AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellow in the Building Technologies Office. He completed his graduate work at GeorgiaTech, earning masters and PhD degrees in mechanical engineering, and he completed a postdoctoral fellowship studying design innovation and engineering design education. Prior to his time at GeorgiaTech, he completed his undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering at UC Berkeley, where he graduated with high honors.

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