The team at Residential Energy and Water Intelligence software is committed to providing best-in-class software to increase profits, improve demand side management programs, make people’s 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, an Oregon 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.
Chief Executive Officer | Founder
Dr. Nelson is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Public Administration at Portland State University. In addition, Dr. Nelson worked as a Research
Associate Professor at Claremont Graduate University for 10 years prior to his appointment to PSU. As Chief Executive Officer, 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
peer-reviewed journals. Dr. Nelson holds a PhD in Public Administration and Policy from Portland State University, with an emphasis in international institutions and energy policy.
Chief Technology Officer | Co-Founder
As Chief Technology Officer, Mr. Bjurstrom develops analytical solutions and oversees technological implementation. Prior to joining Res-Intel, Sean worked
on the analytical teams at COF Training Services, S. Goner Associates, and Esri. With over five years of experience in analytics, Mr. Bjurstrom has developed various analytical frameworks using spatial techniques and traditional econometrics
to blend data from a multitude of sources. Mr. Bjurstrom holds a Master of Science in Information Systems and Technology as well as a Bachelor of Science in Accounting, Business Information Systems, and International Business Administration.
As a Data Scientist, Dr. Royal applies insights from psychology and behavioral economics to topics in environmental and energy policy. He has published some of his work in the
Journal of Risk and Uncertainty and Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics. He received his PhD in Economics from Claremont Graduate University and is currently a Postdoctoral Fellow at Resources for the Future in Washington, DC.
Mrs. Cao architects and develops Res-Intel’s front-end dashboard web application along with the supporting back-end infrastructure and authorization services. She
finished her undergrad with a double major in computer science and business administration at the University of Oregon. She went on to further her studies at Portland State University with a master’s degree in computer science and a focus on
databases. She is interested in programming, data analysis, web development, and working with bleeding edge technologies.
Jacob Roberts writes and edits copy for Res-Intel’s advertising campaigns, press releases, infographics, and social media posts, among other duties.
Previously, he was the staff writer for Distillations, a history of science magazine in Philadelphia. He is pursuing a master’s degree in creative writing at Portland State University.