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Electricity: Methods

RMI leverages 30 years of expertise in independent research and analysis, and collaborative industry engagement to address key barriers in the electricity industry. Our expertise includes the following:

Collaboration

We work to find solutions that enable alignment and guidance within the industry around mid- and long-term challenges and needed actions. We also track best practices and the adoption of solutions as they develop.

Technical Analysis

We have developed a set of tools to support our research and industry collaboration. We work with our partners to estimate the type and location of conventional and renewable resources, the transmission infrastructure, storage, and demand-side technologies needed to maintain system reliability and the overall cost of electricity supply. We also analyze the financial impacts and feedback effects of high penetrations of customer-owned distributed generation and energy efficiency.