PUCO unveils roadmap for modernizing Ohio’s power grid

A “wave of change” in how consumers and businesses use electricity is coming, and the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) is helping utilities prepare with its recently released report, “PowerForward: A Roadmap to Ohio’s Electricity Future,” The Columbus Dispatch reports. PUCO Chairman Asim Haque said, “[t]he grid has to be modernized, its infrastructure and method of delivery are many, many decades old,” according to the article. Columbus Business First reports Haque said that utilities must “undertake modernizations that take into account new technologies, renewable energy, electric vehicles, home interfaces like smart thermostats as well as big-picture security issues like emergent cybersecurity threats.” PUCO will use the report “as a framework as it regulates energy infrastructure investment in the coming years,” according to Columbus Business First. For more, read the full Columbus Dispatch and Columbus Business First articles. 

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