From our colleague Sara Bergan:

In late 2009 the Oregon Public Utilities Commission (OPUC) initiated Docket No. UM 1460 focused on Smart Grid (SG) planning. More recently in October, and after public input on the scope of the proceeding, OPUC staff circulated a Straw Proposal for Utility Smart Grid Planning. The proposal groups SG issues into three broad categories: 1) Goals and Guidelines for all Smart Grid Plans; 2) Smart Grid Plan Structure and Content; and 3) Smart Grid Plan Submission, Review and Use in Future Proceedings. The Straw Proposal can be accessed here.

A public workshop on the straw proposal will be held on November 3, 2010 (9:30-3:30) in the Small Hearing Room at the OPUC. The purpose of the workshop is to discuss the proposal and answer questions about the use and specificities of the proposal.