Nate Grady

Master of Environmental Management, School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, 2019

Nate Grady is a first year Master of Environmental Management candidate at the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies (F&ES). He is interested in policies, programs, and market interventions that enable more rapid energy system decarbonization, particularly those that could be implemented at the local and regional level. Prior to joining F&ES, he worked for Meister Consultants Group, a sustainability consulting firm based in Boston, MA. There he specialized in renewable energy and energy efficiency program design, market analysis, and technology scaling strategy development for city, state, and federal agencies. In particular, Nate worked with a number of major cities to design pilot scaling programs for renewable heating and cooling technologies, and helped create the Thermal Decarbonization Initiative, a city-led effort to identify scalable pathways to low-carbon heating systems. He holds a BA from Lawrence University in environmental policy and economics. In his free time, Nate enjoys woodworking, painting, and making sourdough bread.

Authored Articles
A microgrid connecting to the office of a champion decision maker

The Role of Community Microgrid Champions

Community microgrids can be initiated by a wide range of individuals or organizations. They include mayors and utilities. They also may include “anchor” off-takers like hospital management, development companies, or community organizations. But to succeed, they require that at least one person really take the lead and energize the project.