Galen Nelson

Senior Director, Innovation and Industry Support
Massachusetts Clean Energy Center

Galen is the Senior Director of Innovation and Industry Support at the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center where he leads a team focused on providing targeted, strategic, and timely resources to help clean energy companies and entrepreneurs develop technologies, while moving closer to commercialization and market traction in established and emerging markets.  The team’s multi-disciplinary approach includes efforts to strengthen workforce resources, inform market growth policy, develop and manage competitive technology development, demonstration and commercialization acceleration grant programs, and support key components of the Massachusetts clean energy industry eco-system.  Galen’s individual work focuses primarily on microgrids, energy storage, and energy resilience.  Prior to joining the MassCEC, Galen led clean energy business and green affordable housing policy development efforts at the City of Boston.  Galen has over 10 years’ experience developing programs and policies at the City and State level often at the intersection of urban planning, economic development, and clean energy.  He holds a Bachelor of Arts from Colby College.