Utility Group Urges Total Power System Review

September 2003
Utility Automation;Sep/Oct2003, Vol. 8 Issue 5, p7
Distribution Vision 2010 LLC (DV2010), a national organization of electric utility companies has urged a review of the total electrical supply system, including generation, transmission and distribution. Members of the organization are concerned that discussions surrounding the 2003 blackout are too focused on inefficiencies with the nation's transmission lines and threaten to jeopardize total system improvement. According to Bob Huber, chairman of DV2010, delayed capital investments have resulted in an electric utility system at risk. For years, partial deregulation of the industry has created an economic environment that led some utilities to delay investments in upgrades to their utility systems. The consortium believes any serious attempt to improve reliability must also include upgrading the distribution system. The founding members of the DV2010 include We Energies, American Electric Power Co., Public Service Electric & Gas Co., Alliant Energy, BC Hydro Corp. and Oklahoma Gas & Electric Co.


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