Master of Science in Environmental Policy and Planning, University of Michigan
Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science, University of North Carolina
Tyler Fitch conducts economic and policy analysis on topics including electricity rate design, distributed energy resources, grid modernization, and resource planning.
Prior to joining Synapse, Mr. Fitch managed Vote Solar’s regulatory engagement on electricity issues in the Carolinas. As regulatory director, he developed regulatory strategy and authored public-facing reports on rate design and resource planning issues. On behalf of Vote Solar, Mr. Fitch provided expert testimony on rate design, resource planning, and climate-informed risk analysis topics before state regulators in Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia. He also led the organization’s work to ensure utility protections were in place for vulnerable households during the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic. Before Vote Solar, Mr. Fitch worked at ICF International, where he developed multiple regression models to assign ENERGY STAR scores to buildings and developed data policy for the multifamily sector in the Department of Energy’s Better Buildings Challenge.
Mr. Fitch holds a Master of Science in Environmental Policy and Planning from the University of Michigan School for Environment and Sustainability, where he worked as a research assistant at the Urban Energy Justice Lab. His graduate thesis assessed the economic viability of a biomass-renewable hybrid microgrid in the Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. He also holds a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science from the University of North Carolina.