The agenda of the Working Group is driven by the interests of its members with an emphasis on the following:

  • Optimization planning to efficiently accommodate increases in electricity demand;
  • Asset management programs to improve the life of distribution network infrastructure;
  • Reduction of technical line losses;
  • Deployment of Smart Grid Technology;
  • Development of business continuity plans to assist electric companies plan for all emergency scenarios that may impact their ability to provide reliable electric power to consumers;
  • Development of mutual assistance plans to encourage distribution companies to share staff and materials necessary for fast restoration of service after a significant outage;
  • Integration of renewable energy; and
  • Benchmarking of utility operation best practices