Posts filed under ‘Canada’

Smart meter policies around the world

The British empire may no longer be a global powerhouse, but the ways that several of its former colonies approach energy is fascinating. Here’s a look at the variety of smart meter policies in Great Britain (which continues to march down a thoroughly-planned and well-defined path toward deployment of 53 million smart electric and gas meters by 2019) and the Commonwealth of Nations…

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September 8, 2011 at 10:11 pm

BC Hydro: No smart meter opt-outs

Should consumers be able to opt out of getting smart meters? In May, the Maine Public Utilities Commission decided to allow this for an up-front fee of $20-$40, plus monthly fees of up to $12. And the California PUC is reviewing the opt-out proposal it requested from PG&E, in a proceeding that will last up to 18 months.

But this week, in Canada, a leading utility has decided not to permit opt-outs…

Full post: Canada: No smart meter opt-outs from BC Hydro

July 8, 2011 at 8:06 pm

Privacy and the smart grid: Advice from Canada

Few Americans know who Dr. Ann Cavoukian is — but in Canada and Europe she’s famous as Canada’s official privacy commissioner.

Last week, over lunch at Distributech (a leading annual smart grid event), Cavoukian explained privacy law to me. In turn, I explained the smart grid and smart meters to her — including how eMeter’s EnergyIP software platform protects consumer data privacy.

Here’s what I learned from her…

Full story: Plan for consumer privacy on the smart grid: Advice from Canada

February 14, 2011 at 8:00 am


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