Synapse provides technical and policy support for the Rhode Island Division of Public Utilities and Carriers on a range of topics including renewable energy, power sector transformation, performance incentive mechanisms, rate and bill impacts, grid modernization, beneficial electrification, and cost-effectiveness testing. This work includes supporting the Division with all aspects of energy efficiency program design, review, and implementation. The work also includes conducting research and analysis on renewable energy programs in Rhode Island.
In 2020 and early 2021, the Rhode Island Division of Public Utilities and Carries engaged Synapse to prepare two reports. The first estimates the costs and benefits of the Rhode Island Community Remote Net Metering Program and the Community Remote Distributed Generation program using the Rhode Island benefit-cost test. The second estimates the macroeconomic impacts of the program including job creation, personal income, business income, state tax revenue, and stage gross domestic product.