PUCO Seeks Proposals Related to Grid Modernization Collaborative Data and Planning Working Groups

COLUMBUS, OHIO (Nov. 28, 2018) – The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) today issued a request for proposals seeking technical facilitators for its PowerForward Collaborative working groups. Proposals are due to the PUCO by Dec. 28, 2018.

“The PUCO’s work on grid modernization must continue through our PowerForward Collaborative and working groups.  We released an informed and thoughtful policy roadmap, and are now implementing the PowerForward Roadmap through partnership with our Ohio stakeholders and national experts. We must ensure that we are responding to an innovative and constantly evolving marketplace,” stated PUCO Chairman Asim Z. Haque.

The PUCO is seeking proposals for technical consultants to advise PUCO staff and facilitate the PowerForward Planning Working Group (PWG) and the PowerForward Data and Modern Working Group (DWG). The PWG and DWG will include discussions surrounding the integration of distributed resources and non-wires alternatives into the electric distribution grid, data access, and data privacy. 

On Aug. 29, 2018, the PUCO issued PowerForward: A Roadmap to Ohio’s Electricity FutureThe 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 customers to adopt innovative applications of their choosing as they are introduced on the market. 

The PowerForward Roadmap 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.

Link to RFPs: PWG, DWG

Copies of today’s entries are available on the PUCO website at www.PUCO.ohio.gov in cases 18-1596-EL-GRD18-1597-EL-GRD

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