This week the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) issued an order to establish the PowerForward Collaborative, and its subgroups, the Distribution System Planning Working Group (PWG) and the Data and Modern Grid Workgroup (DWG).
The PowerForward Collaborative is an overarching workgroup of utility stakeholders, and will be led by the PUCO staff. The collaborative is tasked with observing marketplace development to ensure PowerForward’s principles and objectives are being fulfilled.
The PowerForward Roadmap contemplates that the collaborative will discuss issues associated with electric vehicle infrastructure, as well as a process for the deployment of non-wires alternatives.
The PWG and DWG will include discussions surrounding the integration of distributed resources and non-wires alternatives into the system, data access and data privacy.
The collaborative’s first meeting will be Dec. 6, 2018, at the PUCO offices in Columbus.You can opt in to PowerForward email updates. 10/25/2018