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Rachel Gold

Sr. Associate

Washington, D.C.


Rachel Gold is a Senior Associate in Rocky Mountain Institute’s Electricity and Buildings practices. Rachel’s work focuses on regulatory policy to advance the integration of distributed energy resources into the electricity system. She supports eLab strategy and business development, and manages the eLab Transformation Toolkit, which supports regulators by translating insights from leading states to the unique regulatory contexts in states across the country. 

Rachel is also a member of the Residential Energy+ team, where she leads efforts to enhance transparency and valuation of energy upgrades throughout the residential real estate process. 


Before joining RMI, Rachel served as a member of Opower’s regulatory team, leading market development for the state of California and providing strategy, regulatory, and EM&V analysis for North America and Asia-Pacific countries. She began her career in energy as a federal policy analyst at the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE), where she managed efforts to score energy efficiency provisions in federal energy, climate, and jobs proposals. Rachel has also consulted for the National Park Service's Business Management Group and the Oakland City Administrator's Office and interned for the California Public Utilities Commission.


  • Master of Public Policy, Goldman School of Public Policy, UC Berkeley, 2015
  • Bachelors of Science in Biology and Environmental Studies, Brandeis University, 2008


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