Enel X North America
Austin Nelson leads the Modeling and Analysis Group for the Enel X Computational Science team. Austin’s team performs modeling and analysis of battery storage systems for utility scale, microgrid, and off-grid applications. He provides key engineering expertise for systems including battery storage, solar PV, wind, fuel cell, and backup generators for global commercial/industrial and utility customers. Formerly, as a distributed energy engineer at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Austin’s research focused on increasing the amount of renewable energy resources in our national and global power portfolio. The results of his work have been used to advise utilities on advanced inverter capabilities, help solar integrators assess the impacts of inverters facing abnormal grid conditions, and guide industry on the effect of deploying advanced inverter functions in the field. Austin received an M.S.E.E. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a B.S.E.E. and B.A. in Physics from the University of St. Thomas; he is a registered Professional Engineer in Colorado.