Ohio’s Power Vision: Consumer-Centric Grid Improvements, Without the Mandates

Green Tech Media:  A growing number of states have embarked on sweeping grid reform efforts, each with its own local flavor.

California pushed beefy subsidies to launch rooftop solar and now distributed energy storage. New York has toiled for more than four years to perfect a market-based transition to utilities as distribution service platforms. Massachusetts is throwing money at solar and storage while chasing big offshore wind and Canadian hydro.

Ohio published its own grid reform road map, dubbed PowerForward, in August, and it doesn’t even mention the word “clean,” said Asim Haque, chair of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO), in a talk at the Verge conference in Oakland last week.

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