For the Rhode Island Office of Energy Resources, Dr. Murphy led a Brattle team that analyzed the renewable resources necessary to achieve the state’s nation-leading goal of 100% renewable generation by 2030, and the implications for ratepayer costs, economic impacts, etc. The study, The Road to 100% Renewable Electricity by 2030 in Rhode Island, included demand projections through 2030 and through 2050, to account for Rhode Island’s near-term and long-term decarbonization objectives, development of alternative renewable resources and portfolios to achieve this target, evaluation of the ratepayer cost and economic impact of the alternatives, and assessment of policy mechanisms, planning requirements, and equity considerations associated with meeting the goal.

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