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

PUCO’s PowerForward Roadmap now available

COLUMBUS, OHIO (Aug. 29, 2018) – The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO)’s PowerForward: A Roadmap to Ohio’s Electricity Future, is now available.

The 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 for customers to adopt innovative applications of their choosing as they are introduced on the market. 

“This roadmap is bold, and we see it as our duty to chart a path forward for Ohio,” stated PUCO Chairman Asim Z. Haque. “Through PowerForward we express a vision that will allow the state to pursue grid modernization responsibly.”

The PowerForward Roadmap:

  • Creates a regulatory paradigm that will allow innovation to reach all customers cost effectively while maintaining the delivery of safe and reliable power.
  • Envisions the distribution grid as a secure and open access platform that allows customer applications to interface seamlessly with it.
  • Continues through the PowerForward Collaborative and associated work groups to monitor the marketplace and present recommendations to the Commission on evolving issues like electric vehicle charging stations, battery storage, distribution system planning and data access.
  • Informs future utility regulatory filings and proceedings in order for electric distribution utilities to advance in grid modernization initiatives.

 View and download the PowerForward Roadmap:

PowerForward Roadmap

PowerForward: A Roadmap to Ohio’s Electricity Future 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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