Mr. Nelson is a Principal of Regulatory Strategy at Apex Analytics, where he leverages both his recent experience as the Chair of the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities and his experience leading the regulatory team at Eversource Energy. Matt Nelson is a results-driven regulatory strategist and energy efficiency expert with a track record of implementing forward-thinking policies and practices to advance energy efficiency, distributed generation and renewable resources. With a proven ability to coordinate regional efforts in the development of energy resources and infrastructure, Matt approved and advocated for fair and efficient transmission and distribution pricing models in both local, regional and national contexts.
He is a seasoned public speaker who has provided expert testimony on a wide range of topics, including safety, system planning, consumer protection, competitive electricity markets, and transmission development, before the Massachusetts legislature, US Congress, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), and state and regional planning councils. He has also communicated complex issues in press conferences with media outlets, created nation-leading reporting and bill protections to aid consumers during COVID-19, pioneered a pathway for the future of natural gas and approved geothermal heat pumps pilots, and launched a process to enhance public participation and language access rules and regulations. In addition, Mr. Nelson has served on numerous energy-related boards and committees, demonstrating his expertise and commitment to the industry.
Matt completed his Masters in Economics at Tufts University and his Bachelors in Economics at Stonehill College.