William Nelson

Head of Power
Bloomberg New Energy Finance

William Nelson is Head of Power at Bloomberg NEF. He oversees analysis of the electricity sector, with a focus on deregulated wholesale power markets in North America. He and his team evaluate power plant economics, estimating operating margins (revenues minus expenses) in liberalized markets. This entails detailed study of a full suite of energy dynamics, including: grid supply-demand fundamentals; wholesale power and fuel pricing patterns; capacity markets; environmental commodities; ancillary services; policy and regulation.

Nelson is also Adjunct Professor at New York University (NYU) and Columbia University where he teaches Master’s courses on global electricity markets and policy. His previous experience includes strategy consulting at the Earth Institute and software design at Electronic Arts. He holds a Bachelors in Physics from the University of California at Santa Barbara and a Masters in Energy Policy and Finance from Columbia University.