Lines Up, Inc. was founded in April 2018 to provide the principal platforms for opinion, commentary and debate on utility regulation and policy. Towards that end, on the last day of that month, Lines Up purchased the venerated magazine Public Utilities Fortnightly, the publication of record for the industry since 1929.
The first word of the company name, Lines, has a double meaning. It evokes existing transmission lines that can be knocked down in storms, and new lines that can be put up to improve reliability for electric customers; essentially everyone. And it evokes written or spoken lines of opinion, commentary and debate.
The second word of the company name, Up, has a double meaning too. It suggests growth and optimism. It is also an acronym for utility policy, Up. So, Lines Up can mean written or spoken lines of opinion, commentary and debate on utility policy.
Lines Up platforms are primarily for expressing and promoting the perspectives of its diverse member organizations. Member organizations include state public utility commissions, state consumer advocate agencies, other state offices, federal agencies, investor-owned, public and cooperative utilities, and utility industry associations, vendors and professional firms.