Ancillary Services -- No Longer Ancillary

Toshiki Bruce Tsuchida


Similar to energy and capacity markets, ancillary services markets have been designed with dispatchable thermal generation in mind. The presentation discusses how and what may change in the future where intermittent renewable energy resources with near-zero short run marginal costs become dominant.

Speaker Bio

Mr. Bruce Tsuchida, a Principal at The Brattle Group, has over thirty years of experience in domestic and international power generation development, utility operation, and power market analysis. He specializes in assessing the impact of new technologies and regulatory changes, including analysis of evolving wholesale electric markets and modeling, impact of renewable and other new technologies’ on system operations, utility business, and various impacts on valuations of transmission and generation assets, deliverability, and contracts.