Tylen Larson

Director, Executive Engineer Consultant

Academic Background

B.S. Electrical & Electronic Engineering, with an emphasis in Power Systems Engineering, Washington State University, Pullman, WA 1992

Professional Experience

Ty Larson is an engineering professional with a strong technical background and a deep understanding of the electrical utility industry. Mr. Larson has over 32 years of power system experience specializing in both transmission system planning and operations engineering. Mr. Larson possesses extensive experience and a strong working knowledge of the analytic tools that support the system performance evaluation and capital planning processes used by electric utilities. Mr. Larson joined Utility System Efficiencies, Inc. (USE) in 2005. At USE, Mr. Larson has completed a wide range of projects such as Simultaneous Transmission Import Limit (SIL) studies, aiding developers through all aspects of project interconnections, and transmission cost ranking to utilities administering new generation requests.

While employed at the California Independent System Operator (CAISO) from 1998-2005, Mr. Larson held various positions. As the Operations Engineering Manager, he mentored and coached other engineers in power engineering analysis. Later as Manager of CAISO Northern Area Operations Engineering, Mr. Larson provided overall management guidance, direction, and counsel to eight full time Operations Engineers. This included: performance planning sessions with employees, workload, evaluations and adjustments, conducting department meetings, providing clear direction on issue resolution, and developing performance improvement plans. As a Grid Resource Coordinator, Mr. Larson manned all three Market Operations real-time desks (Day Ahead, Hour Ahead, and Beep). Mr. Larson endured some of the very first Interchange ramps and developed Cal-ISO Ramp strategy with Generation Dispatchers and other key personnel. This resulted in the “Ramp-Me” excel spread sheet that eased interchange ramps.

While employed at Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) as a Transmission Planning Engineer, Mr. Larson assumed a local-system transmission-planning role for the North Coast Area. This included technical assessments of new transmission and generation interconnections.