For Immediate Release
Contact:  Matt Schilling
(614) 466 7750

PUCO’s PowerForward Collaborative to meet December 6

COLUMBUS, OHIO (Dec. 3, 2018) – The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) will convene the first meeting of the PowerForward Collaborative on Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018, at its offices in Columbus.

“The PUCO’s work on grid modernization must continue through our PowerForward Collaborative and working groups. We released an informed and thoughtful policy roadmap, and are now implementing the PowerForward Roadmap through partnership with our Ohio stakeholders and national experts. We must ensure that we are responding to an innovative and constantly evolving marketplace,” stated PUCO Chairman Asim Z. Haque.

The PowerForward Collaborative is an overarching workgroup of utility stakeholders, led by the PUCO staff. The Collaborative is tasked with observing marketplace development to ensure PowerForward’s principles and objectives are being fulfilled.

The agenda for the December 6 meeting is available on the PowerForward section of the PUCO website here.

Those wishing to attend the PowerForward Collaborative meeting are encouraged to email PowerForward@puco.ohio.gov.

On Aug. 29, 2018, the PUCO issued PowerForward: A Roadmap to Ohio’s Electricity FutureThe PowerForward Roadmap envisions the future electric distribution grid as a secure, open-access platform that will give customers more control over how they consume electricity, and allow customers to adopt innovative applications of their choosing as they are introduced on the market. 

The PowerForward Roadmap is the culmination of nearly 18 months of public dialog focused on how the PUCO can enhance the electricity experience for Ohioans through innovation.

Additional information regarding PowerForward, including over 100 hours of high definition video, is available on the PUCO website at www.PUCO.ohio.gov.

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) is the sole agency charged with regulating public utility service. The role of the PUCO is to assure all residential, business and industrial consumers have access to adequate, safe and reliable utility services at fair prices while facilitating an environment that provides competitive choices. Consumers with utility-related questions or concerns can call the PUCO Call Center at (800) 686-PUCO (7826) and speak with a representative.

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