Melissa Lavinson is Senior Vice President of Government and External Affairs, Pepco Holdings
PUF's Lori Burkhart: What's your take on how the MEDSIS process is going and if it's going in a good direction?
Melissa Lavinson: Taking a step back, as you know we're in phase two of the MEDSIS process and there are six key working groups. What we think is so great about it is that it brings diverse groups to the table to collaborate and share thoughts and ideas and to help establish a best-practice approach for areas like non-wires alternatives, microgrids, pilot projects, and rate designs.
It encompasses a lot of what we're talking about in terms of what the future holds for energy, and in particular, what the future holds for the grid.
Across the Exelon family companies, and in particular here at Pepco, we are working to modernize the local energy grid, to be able to provide the next generation of clean, safe, reliable, affordable service for our customers, and to do it in a way, and to serve them in a way, that they want to be served and deserve to be served.
That takes a lot of investment in the infrastructure to create the grid of the future that is the platform for the plug-and-play that we know customers are looking toward - whether it's more distributed energy resources, like more rooftop solar, or plugging in batteries or electric vehicles, or even smart appliances.