Doug Miller, vice president of statewide services at Ohio’s Electric Cooperatives, recently represented the state’s co-ops on a panel hosted by the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO).
The presenters were invited to share their visions for the future of Ohio’s electric distribution grid and retail electric service as the PUCO launches a grid modernization discussion called PowerForward.
“The goal of PowerForward is to vet all the possibilities pertaining to the future of Ohio’s electric distribution system, with a strong focus on regulatory and technical innovation that can enhance the consumer electricity experience,” writes PUCO Chairman Asim Z. Haque. “We have worked internally for several months to tailor a discussion that makes sense for Ohio. We do not want the discussion to be a typical technical proceeding. Instead, we want it to be a future-focused discussion that generates tangible examples of ways a modernized grid can deliver benefits to consumers.”
The panel was part of a three-day forum to launch the initiative.