Nathan Phelps is Program Manager of Distributed Generation Regulatory Policy at Vote Solar. Nathan’s work focuses primarily on the regulation of distributed generation, including net metering and rate design, at state public utility commissions. In addition to his work at Vote Solar, Nathan has applied his expertise on renewable energy and distributed generation in assistance to the MA Climate Protection and Green Economy Advisory Committee, the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners, the Interstate Renewable Energy Council, and the United States Agency for International Development. Prior to joining Vote Solar, Nathan was a Senior Economist at the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities with a primary focus on renewable energy and distributed generated. Before joining the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities, Nathan worked at the Massachusetts Renewable Energy Trust in 2007. Nathan went to Willamette University for undergraduate studies in both environmental science and politics before attending Tufts University for graduate studies in environmental policy.