Olu Ajala, PE, MBA

Research Engineer
Southern Company

Olu Ajala is a research engineer for the R&D organization of Southern Company, a leading U.S. energy company. In this role, he is responsible for projects within the renewables, storage and distributed generation program area. Olu has 10+ years of experience in the oil, gas and electric power industries. He began his Southern Company career with Southern Power, where he managed financial, contractual and commercial operation activities for large renewable power plants with an estimated annual revenue of $90 million. He also implemented solar PPAs for power plants in Texas with a total capacity of 280 megawatts. Prior to joining Southern Company, Olu worked as an engineer in oil and gas refining and gas exploration businesses and managed a microgrid development company.  Olu holds a BS in electrical engineering from Louisiana State University, an MBA from Carnegie Mellon University, and is a registered professional engineer in the State of Alabama. 

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