Dr. Yuchi Sun joined E3 in 2019 and works primarily in our resource planning practice, where his rigorous analysis helps utilities and other clients navigate toward a low-carbon future while avoiding technical, financial, and policy-induced turbulence. He is especially experienced with capacity expansion optimization and operational reliability analysis, and with using and developing E3’s RESOLVE and RECAP models.
Previously, as an E3 summer associate, Yuchi worked on integrated resource planning and procurement evaluations for utilities in Washington and Texas. He returned to E3 after completing his Ph.D. at Stanford University, where his research focused on using modern machine learning algorithms to improve short-term solar forecasting.
Yuchi rejoined E3 for the opportunity to bring forward-thinking, well-rounded energy research into solving real-world problems. He greatly appreciates the meticulousness and professionalism of E3’s analytical approaches, as well as its collegial atmosphere.
A recent resident and eager explorer of San Francisco, Yuchi is an aspiring tea master, crafter of puns, and lover of cats.
Education: PhD and MS, energy resources engineering, Stanford University; BS, energy resources engineering and BA, English, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
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