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Carlos Nouel

Carlos Nouel

VP, Smart Solutions,
National Grid

Carlos Nouel is responsible for enabling the transformation of the electric distribution business through multi-year investments in areas such as advanced metering and grid modernization functionality. In his role, Carlos is responsible for deploying the field technologies as well as modifying internal processes to unlock the value from the new solutions. He is also responsible for managing all demonstration projects and new technologies related to advanced metering and grid modernization.

Prior to this role, Carlos was the VP of New Energy Solutions (NES) where he was responsible for develop new products and services for customers. Prior to that he was the Director of Partnerships for the same team. Carlos has also played different roles within National Grid, including in areas such as Energy Efficiency, Procurement, Supply Chain, Smart Grid and Transformation office.

Prior to joining National Grid, Carlos worked for companies such as Pfizer, British American Tobacco, IBM and AES primarily in the supply chain and operations area.  Carlos holds an M.B.A. from Hult International Business School, and a B.S. in Industrial Engineering from Andres Bello Catholic University in Venezuela. He also earned the Advanced Certificate for Executives in Management, Innovation and Technology from MIT Sloan School of Business. In 2015 Carlos was named one of the Worcester Business Journal’s top business leaders under the age of 40 in its annual “40 Under 40” rankings. In 2017 was recognized as one of the top 40 Innovators by the Public Utility Fortnightly magazine.

Carlos currently sits on the board of Directors for the Design Lighting Consortium which is a non-profit organization whose mission is to drive efficient lighting by defining quality, facilitating thought leadership, and delivering tools and resources to the lighting market through open dialogue and collaboration.