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52% of Muni Utility Execs Unsure Who Owns Smart Meter Data: Advanced meters are just one aspect of the smart g...

52% of Muni Utility Execs Unsure Who Owns Smart Meter Data: Advanced meters are just one aspect of the smart g...

Advanced meters are just one aspect of the smart grid, but for municipal utilities, they are often the cornerstone of smart grid deployments. Earlier this year, GTM Research surveyed nearly 100 municipal utility executives at the inaugural Municipal Smart Grid Summit held in Bonita Springs, Florida about their current and future smart grid deployment plans. The results are both predictable and surprising. Three-quarters of respondents see smart meters as a prerequisite to their utility’s vision of a smarter grid. “The focus is on customer and operational loads and understanding what the load looks like on the edge,” said David Leeds, Senior Manager of Smart Grid at GTM Research. (The full collection of survey data can be downloaded here. ) Additionally, a whopping 76 percent see the smart meter as the customer's gateway to the home area network. But as for the data coming ...

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