Cory Welch is the Founder & President of Lumidyne Consulting and a former U.S. Naval Officer who earned his SM in Mechanical Engineering from MIT, an MBA from MIT's Sloan School of Management, and a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Cornell. He has more than 20 years of experience in the energy industry, the last 15 of which have focused on developing and applying computer models to solve complex problems related to clean energy. Formerly a Director in Navigant Consulting's Energy Practice and a researcher at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Cory has developed dozens of sophisticated modeling solutions in the renewable energy and energy efficiency space. Cory has domain expertise in distributed energy resources, energy efficiency, and advanced technology vehicles. His technical skills include expertise in System Dynamics, technology diffusion, linear and nonlinear optimization, Monte Carlo uncertainty analysis, consumer choice theory, Discrete Choice Analysis, and discounted cash flow models. Most of his career has focused on distributed energy resources, such as solar PV, battery storage, energy efficiency, and demand response. He has delivered modeling analysis and tools to dozens of energy clients, including many of the largest investor-owned utilities, regulatory agencies, non-profit conservation agencies, planning authorities, and manufacturers in North America.