Lori Burkhart is Managing Editor of Public Utilities Fortnightly and has over twenty years of experience in utility regulation in this position and as Legal Editor of Public Utilities Reports.
There is a lot of excitement surrounding the District of Columbia Public Service Commission these days. It's because of the forthcoming MEDSIS recommendations expected June 1. MEDSIS stands for Modernizing the Energy Delivery System for Increased Sustainability.
Excitement is building, because MEDSIS is expected to make a big difference in the lives of citizens of the District. MEDSIS in a nutshell is the comprehensive D.C. PSC initiative to foster regulatory and technology innovation, with the goal of accelerating the District's transition to a smart, modern, customer-centric, and clean energy system without compromising safety and reliable service while maintaining affordable rates.
It is being shepherded through by Chair Willie Phillips. He told PUF the seven guiding principles of MEDSIS are: sustainable, well planned, safe and reliable, secure, affordable, interactive, and non-discriminatory. You will hear from all sides working to form MEDSIS in these pages.
DC PSC MEDSIS conversations: