PUCO’s PowerForward initiative will explore smart grid technology

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) is launching an exploration into grid modernization that “could be revolutionary” according to PUCO Chairman Asim Haque, the Journal-News reports. The initiative, dubbed “PowerForward,” aims “to chart a path forward for future grid modernization projects, innovative regulations and forward-thinking policies,” reports a recent UtilityDive article. Three key phases of the PowerForward initiative will span into 2018; the Journal-News reports the first phase will be a three-day conference with “presentations on the technologies currently affecting electricity distribution, the benefits to smart grid technology and technological innovations currently in development.” That event will be live-streamed on the PUCO website. For more, read the full Journal-News and UtilityDive articles. 

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