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Ruosida (Star) Lin

Senior Associate
  • Global South

Ruosida is a senior associate at RMI, where she primarily works on power sector engagement initiatives in RMI’s Global South program. She conducts modeling analysis and research on technology and provides advice and support in designing economically efficient, renewable-focused electricity markets for China. Ruosida joined RMI in February 2015.


Ruosida advises on power market design in China, working with researchers, policymakers, and industry to recommend which market designs best support China’s economic and environmental goals. This effort includes ongoing research and implementation involving various policymakers and researchers. Ruosida was also a primary researcher for the power sector analysis for Reinventing Fire: China, a whole-systems, low-emission energy roadmap for China.

Before joining RMI, Ruosida worked for the Energy Transition Research Institute, a non-governmental organization focused on clean energy solutions. She worked on the program that built forecast models for China’s power system in 2050, and estimated the maximum potential of renewable penetration in the power system. The result of her work was published by WWF. While pursuing her Master’s degree in Industrial Engineering from University of Michigan, Ruosida interned in Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, and programed an Excel-based app to help users conduct decomposition analysis on industrial energy consumption. She also interned at the Alliance to Save Energy supporting the promotion of high-efficiency appliances.


MS, Industrial Engineering, University of Michigan, 2014

BS, Industrial Engineering, Tsinghua University, 2012


Boulder, CO


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