Mr. Tsuchida specializes in the analysis of wholesale electric markets and modeling, including operations, valuations of transmission and generation assets, deliverability analyses, RTO cost benefit analyses, market power studies, and contract evaluations.
His experience spans a wide range of utility consulting projects, including the analysis of operations for power markets, ranging from integration studies for intermittent resources such as wind and solar power, ancillary service studies, operational logic studies, and analyses required for regulatory proceedings. These studies range from large interconnected systems to small island systems.
Mr. Tsuchida also has extensive experience in the analysis and modeling of wholesale marketing restructuring for the electric industry and power systems. For the U.S. Department of Energy, he has been involved in the modeling of the entire Eastern Interconnection for the National Interest Electric Transmission Corridors. He has also performed cost benefit analyses of various RTOs, and analyses of RTO options for utilities and RTO seams eliminations. He has evaluated both transmission and generation assets and contracts for electric power markets throughout North America, as well as in the United Kingdom, Spain, the Netherlands, and Saudi Arabia.
Prior to joining Brattle, Mr. Tsuchida was a principal at Charles River Associates. He was also a project manager at the Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO), where he oversaw international generation development projects and was the lead engineer for Southeast Asia generation units. While at TEPCO, he concentrated primarily on the design, construction, operation, and maintenance of thermal power plants.
Analyzed operations of intermittent resource (mainly wind and solar) integration and operational logic (such as unit commitment and dispatch logic, or coordinated outage scheduling logic) studies, specifically for island systems.
Assessed operational impact for transmission and generation projects, including New York’s contingency plan for potentially retiring the Indian Point nuclear plants. Clients range from utilities and asset owners to regulatory agencies.
Currently co-leading the ARPA-e GEN-I awarded Transmission Topology Control Project. This project, which kicked off in March 2012 and is scheduled to continue for two years, involves a large diversified team of experts from PJM, Boston University, Tufts University, Northeastern University, Polaris, and Paragon.
Review of the Renewable Denton Plan: Final Report
June 10, 2016
Prepared for City Manager George Campbell, City of Denton, Texas
Benefit-Cost Analysis of Proposed New York AC Transmission Upgrades
September 15, 2015
Presented to NYISO and DPS Staff
Comparative Generation Costs of Utility-Scale and Residential-Scale PV in Xcel Energy Colorado’s Service Area
Prepared for First Solar
Integrating Renewable Energy into the Electricity Grid: Case studies showing how system operators are maintaining reliability
Prepared for the Advanced Energy Economy Institute
What the Islands Can Teach Us About Hybrid Energy
February 3, 2015
Published in North American Wind Power
EPA’s Clean Power Plan and Reliability: Assessing NERC's Initial Reliability Review
Prepared for Advanced Energy Economy Institute
Topology Control Algorithms: Applications for Market Efficiency Improvements and Overload Relief
July 30, 2014
Presented at the Super Session on Grid Operations, 2014 IEEE PES General Meeting, National Harbor, MD
Topology Control Algorithms (TCA): Simulations in PJM with AC Modeling
June 23, 2014
Presented at the FERC Technical Conference On Increasing Real-Time And Day-Ahead Market Efficiency Through Improved Software, Washington, DC
Renewable Energy Integration: Practical Management of Variability, Uncertainty, and Flexibility in Power Grids (contributing author)
Published by Elsevier. Author of Chapter 24, "Renewables Integration on Islands"
Transmission Topology Control Algorithms (TCA): Simulations on PJM Real Time Markets
November 19, 2013
Presented at the TCA/RATC Workshop on Topology Control, Norristown, PA
Recommendations for Enhancing ERCOT’s Long-Term Transmission Planning Process
The Brattle Group, Inc., prepared for The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT)
Planning for High Levels of Renewable Penetration: Key Challenges and Approaches for Caribbean Island Systems
September 18, 2013
Presented at the CARILEC Renewable Energy Forum, Bridgetown, Barbados
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, M.S. in Technology and Policy and M.S. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Waseda University (Tokyo), Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering