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PowerForward is a PUCO review of the latest in technological and regulatory innovation, to enhance the consumer electricity experience. Through this initiative we intend to chart a path forward for future grid modernization projects, innovative regulations and forward-thinking policies.

We have invited a number of industry experts to provide presentations that will help us better understand our future electric distribution grid and how technological enhancements could affect different stakeholders.

Our hope is that the expertise of many stakeholders can help us better frame the grid of the future. We want to know what technologies or changes are needed, so that innovative regulations and forward-thinking policies can be developed.

Registration to attend PowerForward events is not required and are free to attend. Parking and lunch are not included.

Unless stated otherwise, all PowerForward events will take place at the PUCO offices located at 180 East Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215.

There are several parking options near the PUCO offices including garage parking and surface lots. Please note that if you park at a parking meter, most meters within the vicinity of the building are two hours, maximum, with strict enforcement. Towing enforcement within the immediate area begins at 4:00 p.m.  If you choose to park at a meter, please be mindful of your time.

Capital Plaza Parking
50 South Young Street
Columbus, OH 43215
Early Bird (In before 9:00am, Out after 3:00pm): $7.00
All Day: $10.00
Interval: $2, 1st half hour; $1 per each additional half hour up to $10.00 maximum

Ohio Statehouse
One Capitol Square
Columbus, OH 43215
Interval: $5 first two hours, $1 per each additional hour

Columbus Commons
55 East Rich Street
Columbus, OH 43215
No Early Bird Available
All Day: $8

Underground Garage
191 South Third Street
Columbus, OH 43215
All Day: $12

All PowerForward events will be webcast live and recordings archived for later viewing. Check back PUCO homepage during/after the event.

We anticipate having any materials presented during the event available for download as they become available.

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