Posts tagged ‘Consumers’

Energy data ownership: balancing customer privacy and utility service

Smart meters can generate considerable data about how consumers use energy services. But who “owns” that data? This thorny issue makes it challenging to balance the consumer’s reasonable expectation of privacy with the utility’s goal of providing better service while enhancing grid operations.

This month, at European Utility Week, Larsh Johnson (Chief Technology Officer for eMeter, a Siemens business) will participate in a panel discussion exploring these issues…

Full post: Energy data ownership: balancing privacy and service

October 8, 2013 at 10:04 pm

Consumer Groups and Labor Support Smart Grid

The view from the Sky Terrace at Washington D.C.’s W Hotel is not to be missed. With the sun retiring behind the White House on one side and jets from National Airport gently rising between the Jefferson Memorial and Washington Monument on the other side, there couldn’t have been a better place to reflect on the smart grid briefing I just gave with my colleagues to Barack Obama’s Interagency Subcommittee for Smart Grid Issues.

The first headline: the Office of People’s Counsel, the Consumer Utility Board, IBEW, the Public Service Commission, and Pepco, the District’s electric utility, stood together touting the happy response of consumers in the PowerCentsDC Program, a Smart Grid pilot run by eMeter and just ended.

Full story: Consumer Groups and Labor to Obama: We Support Smart Grid

July 2, 2010 at 5:42 am


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