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Res–Intel Partners with ENERGY STAR

A pioneer in the market, Res–Intel, earned the partnership expecting to promote greater consumer awareness of energy efficiency. ENERGY STAR is a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency voluntary program dedicated to …


Who We Are

The team at Residential Energy Intelligence software is committed to providing best-in-class software to increase profits, improve demand side management programs, make peoples lives better, and protect the environment. We believe all this is possible through advanced analytics. We are dedicated to putting our customers and employees first.

Res–Intel is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Policy Consultants, LLC, a California based company. Policy Consultants has been involved in the development of decision support software tools for the power sector since 2000, with the creation of the Clean Energy Planning Model© which has been used in the UK and in Oregon state to help stakeholders develop energy efficiency and renewable energy policies and programs.

The Res–Intel software was developed by Policy Consultants, LLC partly through a grant from the California Energy Commission’s Energy Innovation Small Grant (EISG) Program #57356A11/12.


Our Team

Hal T. Nelson

Hal Nelson — Founder and CEO of Res–Intel is a Research Associate Professor in the Division of Politics and Economics at Claremont Graduate University. Dr. Nelson develops practical solutions to complex social, environmental, political, and economic problems. He has developed three decision support tools to help optimize energy sector outcomes. Dr. Nelson has publications appearing in Energy Policy, The Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation, Land Use Policy, Journal of Public Policy, The Journal of Policy Studies, The Journal of Environment and Development, The Journal of Environmental Planning and Management, and other top journals.

Sean Bjurstrom

Sean Bjurstrom – Chief Technology Officer at Res-Intel. Sean has been working in the IT industry for the past five years. His work has been focused on creating analytical solutions and technology implementation. He holds bachelor’s degrees in Accounting, Business Information Systems, and International Business Administration and a master’s degree in Information Systems and Technology.

Galib Rustamov

Galib Rustamov – Research Consultant and Program Manager: He completed his PhD in economics at the Claremont Graduate University in August of 2016. He currently continues his research as a Visiting Scholar at Pomona College (2016-2017) as well. His research rests at the intersection of applied microeconomics, behavioral economics, energy and environmental economics. In addition, he has been assisting public utility companies in designing large-scale behavioral pilot studies of their residential customers, and evaluation of existing residential energy efficiency programs.

Allison Hamlin

Allison Hamlin – Associate Analyst at giStrat. Prior to her start at giStrat Hamlin taught economics courses in the International Studies and Languages department at Pepperdine University. She specializes in advanced methodologies including econometrics, dynamic modeling, computational analysis, geographic information systems, and remote sensing. She has employed these skills to help solve a wide range of issues from energy conservation to civil conflict. Hamlin’s research interests include applying quantitative methodologies to the political economy of growth and development, energy conservation and policies, and the economic and demographic consequences of conflict. She received an MA in International Studies from Claremont Graduate University in 2015, and is currently finishing a PhD in Political Science with an emphasis in international relations and methods.

José Bayoán Santiago Calderón

José Bayoán Santiago Calderón – Data Scientist at Res-Intel is a Ph.D. Student in Economics at Claremont Graduate University. His research interests include computational economics and behavioral economics. He obtained his B.A. in Economics from Southwestern University, and M.A. in economics from Claremont Graduate University.

Wendy Wen

Wendy Wen – A 2nd year MBA student at the Drucker School of Management. Prior to MBA, Wendy had 4 years’ experiences in sales and marketing in telecommunication. She focused on strategic planning and executed a promotional campaign for broadband data plans; Evaluated the profitability of existing broadband data plan, communicated with front line sales for designing profitable packages, and provided sales techniques to front line sales.

Ryan Chen

Ryan Chen – Full-stack Developer in .Net framework, SQL and JAVA. He is responsible for data visualization, query optimization and web development in Res-Intel. He got his master degree in Information system in Claremont Graduate University in 2015.

Anthony Seto

Anthony Seto – ArcGIS Developer is an undergraduate student at Harvey Mudd College studying Computer Science, Anthony’s interests are in the fields of Android App Development. After completing his B.S. in Computer Science, Anthony plans on pursuing a career in software engineering.

April Xu

Shujing Xu – Database and Web developer – has an M.S. in Information System and Technology from Clarement Graduate University. She specializes in front-end and back-end web development and database development.

Musa Ogunyemi

Musa Ogunyemi – He obtained is M.Sc. in Information System and Technology (Concentration in GIS) from Claremont Graduate University and B.Sc. in Economics from University of Lagos. His interests are GIS and all things technology, Financial Services, Business Strategy and Analysis.