Emily Zhang, an MSCAPP student at Harris Public Policy, worked at the Rocky Mountain Institute over the summer. Her research focused on characterizing the operational roles of natural gas plants and developing strategies to ramp down gas on a regional basis. This involved creating a database on natural gas plants, implementing a clustering algorithm to categorize plant behaviors, and designing a Tableau dashboard to visualize key characteristics.

“This summer internship gave me the opportunity to develop a research methodology and hone my coding skills. In addition, Rocky Mountain Institute was a great place to meet people working in the energy field and be immersed in trends in the energy sector.”