Jared Leader and Robert Tucker, Smart Energy International
After an important 1942 victory that helped turn the tide during World War II, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill said, “This is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning.”
The end of the beginning: That’s what you could call a recently published report that chronicles industry input collected by the District of Columbia Public Service Commission (DCPSC).
In this report are ideas and expertise gathered as part of an initiative labelled Modernising the Energy Delivery System for Increased Sustainability, or MEDSIS. This undertaking involved a number of stakeholder meetings, hands-on exercises and surveys during the past year through which industry players provided input on six topics related to grid modernisation (Sidebar 1). A foundation-building ‘to-do’ list with which the DCPSC will begin the transition to a smart, modern, clean and customer-centric energy system was a key result of the MEDSIS process.