Carl Nelson

Carl Nelson Headshot

Center for Energy and Environment

Board Member

Carl is a seasoned industry veteran known for his role in pushing innovation in program implementation. In his current role, Carl oversees the market transformation efforts of the organization, including the Minnesota Efficient Technology Accelerator, a statewide market transformation effort funded by Minnesota’s investor-owned utilities. In his 14 years at CEE, he has designed and managed numerous energy efficiency programs - including two ACEEE "Exemplary Program" award winners - and has developed and overseen nearly a dozen pilot programs.  He has also been involved in efficiency policy and research projects, such as the leading the team that conducted a statewide energy efficiency potential study for the state of Minnesota.