The Office of the People's Counsel ("OPC") welcomes you to its smart grid education web site. OPC is committed to providing residents timely and straightforward information about the changes currently underway regarding how electricity service is provided..
Grid of the future
The Grid of the Future (or “grid modernization”) generally refers to a forward- looking planning process to implement the improvements that must be made by the utility industry and other stakeholders to update our aging energy infrastructure and accommodate public policy commitments to and greater consumer demand for renewable and distributed energy resources..
OPC's Youth Education Initiative focuses on our partnership with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Washington to get the message of energy efficiency and sustainability into the community by targeting some of our youngest consumers, students as young as kindergarten age. This outreach effort has proven so popular that we are developing more robust energy efficiency programs for older age groups, including high school students, who will very soon need to make energy and utility decisions of their own..