Rachel Wilson is a Senior Researcher at the Applied Economics Clinic. She has ten years of experience in energy research and consulting, with a focus on electric industry resource planning and power plant economics. She is skilled in the use of capacity expansion and electricity dispatch models to perform analyses of electric power systems and has direct experience running the Strategist, PROMOD IV, PROSYM/Market Analytics, PLEXOS, and PCI Gentrader models. She has reviewed input and output data for many other industry models.
Ms. Wilson has provided consulting services for a variety of clients, including federal and state agencies, state consumer advocates, state energy offices, and environmental advocates. She has provided testimony in electricity planning and general rate case dockets in Minnesota, Kentucky, Indiana, Michigan, Oklahoma, Missouri, Virginia, and Texas.
Prior to joining the Applied Economics Clinic, Ms. Wilson was employed at Synapse Energy Economics, where she provided expert testimony and authored reports on resource planning in both the electric and natural gas industries. Ms. Wilson also worked for the Analysis Group, Inc., an economic and business consulting firm, where she provided litigation support in the form of research and quantitative analysis on a variety of issues relating to the electric industry.
She has a Master of Environmental Management from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies and a BA in Environment, Economics, Politics (EEP) from Claremont McKenna College.