Skip to main content
PUCO PowerForward logo

Nov. 20, 2019

Oct. 28, 2019

Sep. 27, 2019

Sep. 9, 2019

Aug. 14, 2019

May 23, 2019

April 24, 2019

March 5, 2019 Meeting

About the Data and Modern Grid Workgroup

To continue the PowerForward discussion and to address specific tasks articulated in PowerForward: A Roadmap to Ohio's Electricity Future, the Commission established a PowerForward Collaborative as well as two technical workgroups, the Distribution System Planning Workgroup (PWG) and the Data and Modem Grid Workgroup (DWG). On October 24, 2018, the PUCO established dockets pertaining to these groups in case numbers 18-1595-EL-GRD18-1596-EL-GRD, and 18-1597-EL-GRD, respectively.

The DWG has been established to help consumers and authorized third parties in Ohio realize the potential of data from smart meters. The effort will create protocols for data privacy protections; allow customers to obtain real-time, or near real-time, access to their customer energy usage data (CEUD) through the connection of qualified home area network (HAN) devices; and prescribe a uniform methodology across the electric distribution utility companies for third parties to obtain CEUD, including a method for competitive retail electric service providers to obtain important wholesale market data, i.e. total hourly energy obligation, peak load contribution , and network service peak load values.  This will enable the market to develop more innovative products and services and allow customers to make more informed, actionable decisions about their energy usage.

The DWG is facilitated by technical consulting firm, EnerNex.