02 Aug '11, 7pm

Four Ways to Make Smart Meters Work for Customers via @greentechmedia

Four Ways to Make Smart Meters Work for Customers via @greentechmedia

The California Public Utility Commission adopted rules on Thursday that will require the state’s three big utilities to provide smart meter data to customers and allow third parties access to the data when authorized by a consumer. The decision applies to Pacific Gas and Electric Company, Southern California Edison, San Diego Gas and Electric Company, all of which are already underway building and enhancing websites for customers to see the data. The information must be provided on a next-day basis and has to be available in hourly or 15-minute intervals. The big three utilities will also have to design home area technology , or HAN, pilots for up to 5,000 customers. The decision is not surprising, as the CPUC was already finalizing privacy rules for sharing smart meter data with third parties and the California State Senate had already ruled that the utilities had to prov...

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