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December 10, 2012
Power Markets Expert Bruce Tsuchida Joins The Brattle Group’s Utility Practice

The Brattle Group is pleased to announce that Mr. Bruce Tsuchida has joined the firm’s Cambridge, MA office as a senior consultant. He brings to Brattle’s utility practice over twenty years of experience in domestic and international power generation development, utility operation, and power market analysis. Mr. Tsuchida specializes in the analysis of wholesale electric markets and modeling, including valuations of transmission and generation assets, deliverability analyses, RTO cost benefit analyses, market power studies, and contract evaluation. His experience spans a wide range of utility consulting projects, including the modeling and analysis of wholesale marketing restructuring for the electric industry and power systems. He recently led the modeling of the entire Eastern Interconnection for the Eastern Interconnection Planning Collaborative for the U.S. Department of Energy. He has also performed cost benefit analyses of various RTOs, and analyses of RTO options for utilities and RTO seams eliminations. Mr. Tsuchida also has extensive experience in the analysis of operations for power markets, ranging from integration studies for intermittent resources such as wind and solar power, operational logic studies, and analyses required for regulatory proceedings. He has also 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 and nuclear power plants.