Ohio Announces Roadmap for Grid Modernization

EDF statement from Dick Munson, Director, Midwest Clean Energy

August 29, 2018
Debora Schneider, (212) 616 -1377, dschneider@edf.org

(Columbus, OH – Aug. 29 2018) The Ohio Public Utilities Commission today released PowerForward: A Roadmap to Ohio’s Electricity Future, part of its initiative to examine technology and regulatory innovations that can modernize Ohio’s electric grid and improve the customer experience by providing more access to energy-use data and incentivizing utilities to engage in rate design. The Commission prepared this report through a year-and-a-half long collaborative process with stakeholders, and by consulting with outside experts and conducting workshops.

“The Public Utilities Commission’s open, transparent and thoughtful approach in producing the PowerForward report is a terrific first step on the path to modernize Ohio’s electric grid. As the initiative moves ahead, we look forward to working with stakeholders to incorporate more clean energy into the system.”

  • Dick Munson, Director, Midwest Clean Energy, Environmental Defense Fund

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