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Olof Bystrom

Olof Bystrom

Olof Bystrom leads DNV GL’s wholesale energy market practice. His consulting engagements focus on modeling, strategy, and energy economics, from real-time operational issues that help clients understand market design and reliability, to long term forecasts that support strategic decisions. Dr. Bystrom has 15 years of experience in energy, climate change, and environmental markets. Since joining DNV GL in 2013, Olof has led client engagements on distributed energy strategy, electricity storage, renewable energy integration, and wholesale market analysis. Prior to joining DNV GL, Olof negotiated climate change policy and audited carbon offset project under the Clean Development Mechanism for the United Nations. Before that he worked for nearly ten years with North American power markets, supporting clients with modeling, research and strategy as a Director at IHS CERA and Project Manager at Ventyx. Dr. Bystrom holds a bachelor’s degree in economics and finance from the University of Stockholm and a Ph.D in economics from the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences.  To join Mr. Bystrom’s professional network on LinkedIn, click here.

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