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Res-Intel Presents Energize!

An Innovative Behavioral Program Designed to Deliver Deep Energy Savings in the Residential Sector Hal Neslon, Founder of Res-Intel, presents Energize! at the 10th annual SEEC Forum. Res-Intel has released …


Who We Are

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.

Our Team

Hal T. Nelson

Hal Nelson
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 PolicyThe Journal of Artificial Societies and Social SimulationLand Use PolicyJournal of Public PolicyThe Journal of Policy StudiesThe Journal of Environment and DevelopmentThe 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.

Sean Bjurstrom

Sean Bjurstrom
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.

Andrew Royal
Data Scientist
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.

Harrison Kingery
Business Development | Project Management
Mr. Kingery leads project management activities in the areas of scope, budget, communications, and scheduling in addition to providing support to the Chief Executive Officer in the area of business development. Mr. Kingery is currently a student at Portland State University pursuing a Master of Engineering in Environmental Engineering and a Graduate Certificate in Energy Policy and Management.

Anthony Seto

Anthony Seto
Analytics Intern | GIS Specialist
Mr. Seto uses spatial techniques to help reduce energy costs of local businesses and homes. As an undergraduate student, Mr. Seto was selected as a Hixon Fellow at Harvey Mudd College, where he performs research in environmental sustainability. Mr. Seto expected to complete his Bachelor in Science in Computer Science, with an emphasis in Android App Development in 2019. After completing his degree, he plans on pursuing a career in software engineering.
Sara Kazemian
Data Scientist
As a Data Scientist, Ms. Kazemian assists with analytical modeling and project management. Prior to joining Res-Intel, Ms. Kazemian worked as Dr. Nelson’s research assistant at the Claremont Graduate University. Her research interests include spatial analytics, political methodology, renewable energies, and international development. Ms. Kazemian holds a Bachelors of Arts in International Studies from the University of California, Irvine. She has a Master of Science in Analytical Politics from the Claremont Graduate University and will begin a PhD in Political Science at UC Davis Fall 2017.